New FCA Guest Column for PBS NewsHour

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[Editor’s Note: “How to let go when a loved one is dying” is the title and subject of a new article by FCA‘s Bonnie Lawrence featured on the PBS NewsHour website.]

Many recent news stories have focused on right-to-die issues — what options might we want, and what control can we exert, as we approach the end of life? When death is sudden and unexpected, there are few choices, and if there has been no preparation for this moment, events will unfold as medical and emergency staff see fit. But when illness is chronic or prolonged, or when pain, frailty and old age impact the quality of life, there are measures we can take to have our wishes respected, to share those wishes with others, and to request a dignified, comfortable death.

Read the entire article here.

Friday, June 5, 2015