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.’”