Death is an event that happens to everyone but most of us are ill-prepared for it, says Dr Liz Gwyther, head of the HPCA.
For this reason, the HPCA has declared Saturday as “advanced health care planning day”, and it is encouraging everyone to talk to loved ones about their end-of-life choices.
It has developed a basic questionnaire to guide people and their families about how they would like their healthcare to be managed towards the end of their lives.
“We encourage people to talk with their family and their doctor about their own choices and preferences in the event of experiencing serious illness or injury and to document our wishes for care if we are seriously ill or injured,” Gwyther tells Health-e News.
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