Under the most ideal of circumstances, discussions about end-of-life care decisions are difficult, uncomfortable and often thought of as a talk better suited for a later time. But as unsettling as it is, if now is not the time to have a plan in place about your health care wishes, then when is?
No one ever wants to think about the possibility of being incapacitated or in a terminal state. But if that were to happen, would your loved ones know what your wishes are? Would they know where you stand on being kept alive artificially?
Having your health care and end-of-life wishes documented and in place are important for not only your peace of mind but also for your loved ones who may be tasked with seeing your wishes are met.