If death is as natural as birth, why aren't we learning more and preparing for it?
Dr. Jessica Zitter, an ICU doctor, says like other health issues, death education is as important as sex education, and that we, as a society, need to start having these conversations around death and dying so that we can be educated.
The more we (individuals, families, communities, corporations, etc.) are well-informed about end-of-life matters, the more we can make better decisions for the patient and their families. The more we can meet the needs (physical, emotional and social well being) of the dying.
Imagine if we taught death education, in high school and college. Would our younger population become even more comfortable and informed about what's important for their lives, their parents lives, and even their grandparents lives? Would they be able to assist loved ones in promoting a death positive experience?
Lets take death out of the closet and give it the respect it deserves!