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Compassion & Choices Prepares People For The End

End-of-life planning is more urgent than ever before.

Editor’s Note:  This is an excerpt from  a Los Angeles Wave story about Compassion & Choices’ end-of-life planning resources on May 29, 2020. 

“An end-of-life conversation is never easy, but it’s always necessary.

Amidst the scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken the lives of more than 100,000 people throughout the country and prompted an urgent focus on end-of-life issues, it would seem the difficult conversations need to happen sooner than later.

The arrival of COVID-19 has given people a renewed consciousness of their own mortality and raised the relevancy of end-of-life planning, according to Samantha Trad of Compassion & Choices, the nation’s largest end-of-life advocacy group.

“End-of-life planning is more urgent now than ever,” said Trad, a mother of two who recently got married during the pandemic. ‘Everyone should have the end of life experience they want.’”