Current public discussion of physician assisted dying has brought the topic of death to the forefront. Whatever your views on assisted dying may be, at least we are starting to talk about death more openly. It can be hard to initiate a conversation about death around the dinner table, but it’s also an important topic. Starting the conversation from a news item is one way to begin. Whether about end-of-life care, or the many choices around how our death is supported and acknowledged, there are many things to discuss. I find it especially valuable to talk about the differences between needful suffering and needless suffering. Beginning the conversation is the first step.
If you’d like to talk about important issues around life and death, take the first step — Talk to Fran.