Are you up for another round of chemotherapy, or would you rather focus on enjoying the time you have left? Looking at what truly matters to you can help you make this important decision.
If a health crisis leaves you unable to speak, would your loved ones know how to advise doctors? Discussing your end-of-life wishes and completing advance directives now can ease stress and guilt later for loved ones.
You’ve seen it on TV. Someone’s heart stops. The ER team shouts “Clear!” One shock from the the paddles, and all’s well. But what happens in real life is often quite different.
Death and dying are taboo subjects in our culture. But it’s vital to discuss your end of life wishes with those you love. Some people care more about the quality of life, while others care more about the quantity of remaining days.
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Many doctors believe their mission is to preserve life at all costs. But that is not always in the patient’s best interests. Learn why communication between doctors and families about end-of-life care has become so important.