To stop treatment in the face of death, families should talk with loved ones early
With the deaths of Aretha Franklin and John McCain, it has brought up the rights of the patients to decide when to stop medical treatment.
The attached article highlights the importance of having such conversations. When one is an active participant in making decisions about their their end-of-life care, their final days can be about comfort. "Comfort-Care" is different for each one of us. There is not a "one size fits all" when it comes to these kinds of decisions. Therefore, it's so important to begin to have these conversations now.
These two prominent deaths have shown that these conversations should be happening. People should be pro-active to make decisions that are important to them, and to share these decisions with family, and more importantly, to your Health Care Agent. You HCA will act on your behalf, to make sure your wishes are followed through.
Please don't wait.....talk to someone today about living, and dying, wishes.
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