The Family Plot Blog
November 14, 2011
Consider the Conversation: a documentary on a taboo subject presents an insightful look at the American struggle with communication about and preparation for end-of-life issues. This film provides a warm way to open the door to those conversations, with interviews featuring leaders in hospice care, religious leaders, medical professionals, and people who faced the ends of their lives on their own terms.
The documentary opens with “man on the street” comments by a wide range of men and women, young and old. The question must have been, “Where would you rather die, at home or in a hospital?” Every single person said they’d want to die in comfortable surroundings, preferably at home with loved ones. They don’t want to die in a hospital or nursing home surrounded by strangers.
And yet, how many of us have a conversation about what we would want at the end-of-life? It’s a hard conversation to start.
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