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The Gift of Advance Care Directives
A Note From Your Faith Community Nurses:
Faith helps us face death personally, but what about those who are left to grieve us? As some of you may know, we have offered several workshops during the past two years to help us all think about and document our wishes for health care when the end of our earthly life draws near. We talked about the value of speaking with your family about your wishes, choosing someone to speak for you should you be unable to speak for yourself, and then documenting those wishes on a form recommended for WA state residents. Many of you were able to complete your document. If this is something you have not had the time to do, we hope you make the most of the opportunities we continue to offer to help you finalize your wishes.
Pandemics definitely have a way of bringing death into focus, but we bring this up because these are always important discussions to have with our family. None of us knows what tomorrow may bring. Think of these conversations as a gift of love to those close to you. These can be tough things to talk about, especially in these uncertain times – but knowing your decisions, goals, and values will be a great comfort to your family. They won’t have to wonder if they are making a decision you would want them to make. Let’s work together to find helpful ways of making our leaving easy on those we love.
Missed the Zoom meeting? Attend Peace Health’s online class to help you fill the paperwork out directly. Find out more https://www.peacehealth.