Brittany Maynard died peacefully on Saturday November 1, 2104, surrounded by her family and loved ones. Brittany chose to end her own life. That was her plan.
Consider this fact of life: How much effort do we often put into planning for vacations, weddings and sometimes our retirement, but how often do we plan for the nitty-gritty practical details of planning a funeral or planning for death? The inevitable is inevitable isn’t it?
We may consider issues such as wills and estate planning or cremation or burial. But how often do we communicate and document our lives and what is to happen to all that information when we die?
In less than 6 months time, we will be celebrating National Health Care Decisions Day. Have you heard about National Healthcare Decisions Day?
It's the day selected for everyone to join in the conversation about end-of-life planning and utlimately planning for death. So mark your calendars for April 16, 2015!
The report is out and its time to have some honest conversations about end of life care now.
90 percent of Americans think it's important to talk and plan for end of life, yet less than 30 percent actually do. The time to plan is "now". Too many of us wait until we are not physically or mentally able to make our wishes known. By then, it's too late.