Friday, February 9, 2018

Significance of discussion on topics which we do not like




Hospice care in Dallas/ Fort-Worth is evolving. Awareness about the importance of end of life care is
increasing with the passage of the time.Every life has an end. Death is a reality which no one can deny but most of us do not want to talk about the death. Periodically we hear news about the death of some family members, famous people and friends and we still do not relate it to us. We do not want to think about our own or immediate family members death. Let us consider some consequences of the unexpected death of someone close to us.
  1. Emotional Stress
  2. Crisis of Distribution of assets
  3. Question about Preferences for burial or disposal of dead body
  4. Crisis of Liabilities
  5. Crisis of Unresolved conflicts
  6. Crisis of Guardianships
A person who dies leaves behind family members in emotional stress which takes time to heal up. If we make death a common topic of discussion with family members it will be less stressful for them to face such an event.
Assets may include real state, investments, insurance, business and many others. It is always recommended to write a living will to state distribution and disposal of all assets.
Advanced directives include living will and Medical power of attorney. In the living will person defines what treatment client would or would not receive in case of medical crisis. A medical power of attorney involves designation of a person to act on client’s behalf if the client is not able to communicate due to the medical crisis.
Most of the people in Dallas/ Fort-Worth believe that they should talk about the end of life care but only small percentage have documented living will, the Medical power of attorney and ever talk to their doctor or attorney about it.