Death needs a plan similar to childbirth

20140117-04AUSTRALIA (New South Wales) | The Newcastle Herald – 11 January 2014 – “Quality of death” is a controversial topic for many people. While medicine and science have eliminated many diseases and prolonged our life expectancy, death is eventually inevitable for us all. As we seek to manage the quality of the end of our lives, we should all have an interest in building a system that preserves our dignity and ensures that our last days reflect our personal preferences. It makes good sense to plan for impending birth. It increases the chance of good health while reducing fear and stress. Planning helps the family to develop a shared sense of responsibilities and values. There is a growing school of thought that suggests we could start accepting that chronic illness and end-of-life occur and plan for them in the way we currently plan for the start of life….read more

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