How well can you and your loved one answer these five questions?
1. Would you prefer to die at home, or in the hospital?
2. Could your loved one correctly describe how you would like to be treated in the event of a traumatic event or terminal illness?
3. Is there someone you trust whom you’ve appointed to be your advocate and voice when you are no longer able?
4. Have you completed any of the following: a will, appointed a healthcare power of attorney, or completed an advance directive?
5. Do you wish to die without any medical intervention or do all that is medically possible to prolong your life for as long as possible?
Silly questions? Maybe. But it underscores how having the answers to these five questions in plain, simple language – can deflate some of the complexity, formality and even misnomers that have sometimes surrounded the end-of-life discussion.
Five Wishes Living Will
Simple Life Directive