Making Choices About End-of-Life Care

Go It Alone Or Get Hospice Care?

end-of-life careWe make a lot of decisions every single day of our lives. We eagerly engage in conversations about our plans for the future. However, there is one subject that seems be taboo with friends, family members, and even with our doctors; and that subject is death. We all know that we will die sometime, but when we, or someone we care about, is diagnosed with a life-ending illness, we have a tendency to talk about treatments and avoid discussions about our preferences for end-of-life choices and care.

I recently lost a friend to cancer. I was upset with her doctor for not referring her to hospice until 10 days prior to her death, and I decided I needed to write about it.

Please click here to read my article “Making Choices About End-of-Life Care: Go It Alone, Or Get Hospice Care”