Start The Conversation – Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP Palliative Care Practitioner.
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Talking is the single most important thing that you can do to prepare for the death of someone you love. While difficult, the end of life can be amazingly rich. Talking about this time makes a rich ending more likely. Often such conversations are avoided out of an understandable desire to spare each other’s feelings. They need not be.

Your local non-profit Visiting Nurse Associations, Home Health and Hospice agencies have prepared helpful materials and resources to help you start the conversation with your loved ones.