Harvard Women's Health Watch

Taking the first steps for planning end-of-life conversations

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Sit down with your children to let them know your future wishes.

Anne Fabiny, Editor in Chief, Harvard Women's Health Watch

Thinking about end-of-life issues is hard for most of us to do. Deliberating, planning, communicating, and documenting them can be harder still. Who wants to discuss the possibility of future significant illness, frailty, disability, and ultimately death? There are many resources available to facilitate the planning, but it takes a good deal of emotional wherewithal to address an uncertain future and tackle this important task.

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