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End of Life Planning: How to Talk About Death

End of life planning

Talking About Death

Aside from birth, dying is the only other experience we will all share. So why is it so hard to talk about it? And, why is it so important that we should? There is a widespread reluctance to discuss dying. It's rarely easy but not impossible. Discussion helps ensure that you and your loved ones receive the right care and support. And ending the silence about death may help to diminish its terrors and lead to improvements in the quality of your life.

The truth is that death can happen to any one of us at any time. Coming to terms with this reality can help you to spend your time more wisely, and to better appreciate what’s truly important in life. Acceptance can help you to find the precious in the present moment. Continue reading from Art Of Dying Well

Getting Your Affairs in Order

Getting your affairs in order can be difficult, but it is an important part of preparing for the future, for you and your loved ones. It is important to gather as much information as possible to help ease the process. Here are a few questions that you may have and some answers that can help. Continue reading from The National Institute of Aging


From the Collection

Link to The Death Doula's Guide to Living Fully and Dying Prepared by Francesca Lynn Arnoldy in the catalog
Link to How We Die by Sherwin B Nuland in the Catalog
Link to Rest in Peace: A Planning Guide for the Inevitable by Charles Walts in the Catalog
Link to Your End of Life Matters by Anne Finkelman Ziff in the Catalog
Link to Estate Planning Basics by NOLO in the Catalog
Link to How to Get the Death You Want by John Abraham in the Catalog
Link to The Last Things We Talk About by Elizabeth Boatwright in the Catalog
Link to Beyond the Grave by Jeffrey L Condon Esq in the Catalog
Link to Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life by Jessica Nutik Zitter MD in the Catalog
Link to The Best Death by Sarah Winch in the Catalog
Link to AARP's Checklist for My Family by Sally Hurme in the Catalog
Link to 8 Ways to Avoid Probate by NOLO in the Catalog
Link to Advice for Future Corpses by Sallie Tisdale in the Catalog
Link to Mortality by Christopher Hitchens in the Catalog
Link to The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs in the Catalog
Link to The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker in the Catalog

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