Talking to Your Doctor about Your End-of-Life Preferences
After you have discussed your end-of-life wishes with your loved ones, the next step is to have a conversation with your healthcare team. By having this conversation early on, your healthcare providers will have a better understanding of your desires if a medical crisis ever occurs.
The Conversation Project, an initiative dedicated to helping people talk about their preferences for end-of-life care, has issued a new guide, "How to Talk to Your Doctor." This helpful resource offers questions and significant points to consider as you prepare for this important conversation.
Access the guide in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Korean. Download the document before you start filling it out so you can save your changes.
The Conversation Project offers a number of Starter Kits designed to guide people through the process of talking about end-of-life preferences. Access all the Starter Kits.
Advance care planning and end-of-life decision making has been a frequent topic on the Takacs McGinnis blog. Click on the links below to read some of the most recent articles about the subject.
How We Want to Die
Advance Care Planning: How It Looks in Real Life
Creating a Healthcare Power of Attorney Doctors Will Actually Read
New Resources Make It Easier to Talk about End-of-Life Preferences