End of Life Care Discussions Among Patients

End of life can be and is often difficult to think about, let alone plan for. But when we do think about the end of our lives, many have preferences about how things will be handled but few communicate this.
According to Engage With Grace, a non-profit geared toward making one of life’s most difficult discussions easier by boiling it down to five talking points on a single, easily e-mailed and linked slide, eight out of ten people say it is “very” or “somewhat” important to write down EOL wishes, but only 36% actually have written instructions. They also indicate that 73% of Americans would prefer to die at home, but anywhere between 20-50% of Americans die in hospital settings. Click here to download the slide to share with family members and loved ones. Here is a helpful SlideShare presentation, sharing findings about this very important subject:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written By:  | April 18th, 2012

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