Life-Support Options For People With Serious Illness

Following are two links to life support options for people with serious illness and facing death.

Understanding the options that may be presented to you or your loved one is easier if you have the information ahead of time…when there is less chance for emotions to drive the decision.

PBS.org Frontline-facing death gives the reader guides to “Kinds of Life-Support Decisions” (Ventilators, Nutrition and Hydration, “Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR) Orders)  Including: “What to Know About Dying With Dementia” and “Family Conflict and Dementia”.

Eating and Not Eating as end of life approaches by Barbara Karnes, RN, end of life educator.  Her web site has tons of valuable information on matters concerning the dying process  (and see the video I have previously shared from Barbara Karnes).

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Are Your End of Life Wishes Known?

http://judilevita.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/have-you-had-the-talk/

Follow this link to another blogger who has written about the importance of talking about end of life wishes and even gives us a list of the questions to ask. In my opinion I’m not going to wait to be asked by my children, I’m going through the list and answering it for myself. Then I will share it with them. Done.