We encourage everyone to start a conversation about what their wishes might be at the end of life. When a family is planning the delivery of a child, medical providers help them fill out a “birth plan” outlining their wishes for the delivery. We are encouraging people to create a similar plan for the end of life, which can be accomplished with a few recommended steps:

Step 1: Discern your values

Step 2: Document your wishes

Step 3: Discuss both your values and your wishes with your loved ones

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