Pledge to end your fear of death and end-of-life care (CFN op-ed)

 In their latest op. ed. George Heckman and Paul Hébert state that, “Because we do not have crucial discussions, as many as 30 percent of [older adults living with frailty living in nursing homes] are admitted to an intensive care unit and 50 percent to hospitals in their last month of life. Because we have not normalized difficult conversations around death, we will never know whether this is what they would have wished. A key reason is fear.”

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