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Huffington Post: Gift Your Family With Your Wishes

Paul Malley

Thanks to Kristine Scuggs, MD, for sharing this important information as part of her recent article in Huffington Post:

“Close your eyes and picture how you imagine your death. Is it surrounded by family members in your own home? Is it on a tropical island with a Mai Tai in your hand? Is your pastor at your bedside saying a prayer over you? Chances are, it’s not tied to a bed in a cold hospital room, sedated and unaware.

Of course, many people don’t get to control how they die. They die in car accidents or of a heart attack in the middle of the night. They aren’t even aware that life is passing from them during their final moments. But if you are blessed enough to have time to ponder your mortality and the ability to dictate the terms of your death — wouldn’t you want to take advantage of that? A Five Wishes or MOST form tells those who will care for you and who will make decisions for you what those decisions should be. Gift your family with your wishes so they know how to take care of you in the way you envision.”

 

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  • Five Wishes
  • family
  • advance directives
  • advance care planning

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