NJ.com: There’s an urgent need for people to plan now how they want their life to end
An excerpt from NJ.com, “There’s an urgent need for people to plan now how they want their life to end | Opinion,” by Compassion & Choices President and CEO Kim Callinan, published April 17, 2020:
There is an unprecedented urgent need for people to engage in informed, educated end-of-life care discussions. If more individuals take charge of their end-of-life care wishes, fewer doctors and loved ones will be forced to make gut-wrenching, life-and-death decisions for coronavirus patients.
To commemorate last week’s National Healthcare Decision Day, Compassion & Choices is calling on Americans to take charge of their end-of-life care plans. This call to action is not limited to completing an advanced directive and identifying a healthcare proxy who will fulfill your end-of-life care wishes if you are unable to speak for yourself; it’s also about contemplating the care you would want if you contract the life-threatening coronavirus.