I had not given end-of-life care planning much thought until my grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer. Following her diagnosis, we sat down as an extended family to discuss healthcare and end of life care options and decisions.
It was quite eye opening to hear my grandparents, parents and siblings share their values and priorities. For such a close family, our individual choices for end-of-life care varied widely. I was so thankful for that conversation, and the several that followed, as I felt more able to support and advocate for my family members . . .
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