The year of COVID has reminded us of our fragility and that there are no certainties in our future.
What are families to do when they are cut off from communication with the seriously ill? Our fears about death, lack of planning, and a complex healthcare system push us into a default end-of-life approach, instead of one that embraces our values and desires. While 70–80% say they want to die peacefully and pain-free at home, surrounded by friends and family, fewer than 30% do so.
Forms didn’t work for Hattie’s mom in 1990, and they do not always work today. This study guides you gently through the steps from a vague idea of how to make your wishes known to a workable plan. It equips you with the biblical truth, healthcare facts, and practical steps you need to implement now. Join us if you’re the adult child of an aging parent or 65+.
Dr. Charles Egley wrote to his church members, “Some of you might say you don’t need this because your attorney created a healthcare directive for you when you had your wills done. I assure you; the sub-title of this class could be: Four Things Attorneys Never Tell You About Healthcare Directives. As a physician who has watched the seriously ill and frail suffer due to too much medicine, I pray you’ll take the time to walk through this study. Do yourself, your family, friends, physicians, and pastors a favor.”
- Create the ultimate gift for family, friends, pastors, and physicians.
- Remove uncertainty for yourself and your family.
- Invite open on-going communication on a difficult topic.
- Choose a healthcare proxy based on logic, not emotion.
- Communicate to the people you love what matters most to you.
- Learn how to engage with the medical profession productively.
- Provide direction for your obituary, funeral service, and eulogy.
- Become your doctor’s favorite patient.