If you’re like me, you probably put off all uncomfortable and difficult decisions.
But when it comes to choices like whether or not to get life-sustaining care, that’s not something we want our loved ones to deal with.
We all hope that our own condition never gets to the point that someone has to make the call about whether to continue life-sustaining treatment.
But we owe it to ourselves and our loved ones to lay out a plan just in case. In the midst of a hectic hospital situation with emotions running high is not the time for family members to have to struggle to remember whether or not their parent or grandparent had special wishes about life-sustaining care.
It’s hard enough to make any decisions and think clearly when in that situation, so having to make a call about your own loved one is even more difficult.
During this challenging time with your loved ones listening to what could be very complicated medical terms and treatment options, the last thing you want them to be concerned about is whether or not you had any specific wishes about life-prolonging care.
Take the burden off of them and spend some time reflecting on this question for yourself. This isn’t an easy question to answer, but it’s an important one.
What’s your lineage?