"Families of older people dying of progressive chronic disease often feel insufficiently informed about the course of the illness, so when death occurs it can be felt as a surprise. However, this misperception of an ‘unexpected death’ could be minimized if only we provided our patients and their loved ones with information that includes an overall estimation of time to death".
Why do we often wait until someone is dying or until there is a medical emergency to talk about our End of Life wishes? Does it make sense to wait? The fact is, we are all going to die - most of us just do not know when. Take the time now, while you are of clear mind and start thinking about what is important to you, not only now, but for when the "unexpected" occurs.
Normalizing End of Life conversations is what A Necessary Conversation does. Please reach out to begin your journey today.