End-of-Life planning and decisions can be an overwhelming subject, but it can be managed by using this four step action plan.
The first step is to educate yourself about the issues and think about what healthcare treatment you would or would not want. Reach out to your healthcare professional or other educational resources where you can learn about the various options and alternatives.
Preparing starts with a conversation. Talk to your loved ones about your wishes. Start an open dialogue with your loved ones and start to communicate what is important to you.
Prepare the document and make sure that it is properly witnessed or notarized. There are various health organizations that can help with the preparation of the document.
Review your document at least once a year. Make sure that it reflects your end-of-life wishes. If it does not, then create a new document which reflects your wishes.