John Abraham, Thanatologist and author of How to Get the Death You Want has these words of advice from Chapter Two of his book.
"Far too many people in our culture do not know how to talk about death. Throughout much of life, this may not pose a problem. But what happens when someone we love is dying of a terminal illness? If we have never had any practice talking about death, will we be able to say what we mean when it really counts?...
...The Conversation Project (theconversationproject.org), dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care , offers this perspective:
Too many people are dying in a way they wouldn’t choose, and too many of their loved ones are left feeling bereaved, guilty and uncertain. It’s time to transform our culture so we shift from not talking about dying to talking about it. It’s time to share the way we want to live at the end of our lives."
Do your loved ones know your wishes at the end of life?
For more about John Abraham visit his website http://johnlabraham.com/index.html