Why talking matters
As per, The Conversation Project, people surveyed feel it's important to talk and share about End-of-life matters, but few people actually do so.
Exploring, empowering and enriching your life, and your end-of-life journey, is vitally important to you receiving the care you wish to have. When you find out your loved-one's wishes, you can help to ensure they are followed.
Dee Dee can help you discover your wishes.
The Conversation Project:
Sharing your wishes for end-of-life care can bring you closer to the people you love. It’s critically important. And you can do it. Consider the facts:
92% of people say that talking with their loved ones about end-of-life care is important.
32% have actually done so. Source: The Conversation Project
National Survey (2018)
21% of people say they haven’t had the conversation because they don’t want to upset their loved ones.
53% say they’d be relieved if a loved one started the conversation.
95% say they are willing or want to talk about their end-of-life wishes.
Source: The Conversation Project National Survey (2018)
80% of people say that if seriously ill, they would want to talk to their doctor about wishes for medical treatment toward the end of
18% report having had this conversation with their doctor.
Source: Survey of Californians by the California HealthCare Foundation (2012) and Kaiser Family Foundation Serious Illness in Late Life Survey (2017)
97% of people say it’s important to put their wishes in writing.
37% have actually done it.
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Serious
Illness in Late Life Survey (2017)
A conversation can make all the difference.
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