Thursday, November 27, 2008

Engage with grace: End of Life Discussions

Does your family know if you want to be put on a ventilator if needed? 

Kept alive with i.v. fluids and nutrition? 
For how long?
So you have a living will or advance directive?
Can your family find it?

It's a tough discussion to have, but even tougher to discuss when you have a feeding tube in your nose, a breathing tube in your throat, and are unconscious. So, while everyone's enjoying turkey at the table this week, someone bring up the topic so that everyone knows how aggressive to be if you are facing death. The website, Engage with Grace, can help.