How Do we Talk Parents Out of Denial and Into Getting the Legal Work Done?
Posted Mar 09 2010 12:00am
Our culture does its best to evade death. Youth rules, and if someone gets sick there must be a cure. However, there is no cure for death from old age. The best doctor in the world will not stop the inevitable. We will all die. Only in the last decade or so have end-of-life wishes become something discussed readily and, for some people, it's still a subject that is best avoided. It seems, for some, that discussing plans for what we'd like if we were to become unable to make medical decisions for ourselves is to bring on catastrophe.