Death and dying are a part of life. It will happen to us all one day, yet we often seem reluctant to think about, talk about, or plan for death. But doing so holds many benefits. It enables us to really think about what is important to us and how we want to live the remainder of our life. It also enables us to understand what the wishes and preferences of our loved ones might be, and how we can support their decisions.
Being open to a conversation about death is the best place to start. From there, expressing your wishes clearly and early will help to ensure your choices are respected.