Joan Lunden got personal at a recent Hospice of Southern Maine Conference. The topic was advance directives — something Joan wished her mother had filled out.
When you have a terminal illness, it can feel as if your life is out of control. Pamela Tapley discovered that with palliative care it’s possible to regain some of that control.
People are starting to see that they have options and that they can make good choices at the end of life. They’re looking at how to spend their last days.
It’s one thing to know how you would want to be treated at the end of your life; who should be notified of your death; whether you wish to be buried or cremated; what kind of funeral or memorial service you’d like. It’s another to let your family and/or loved ones in on the details. […]