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Letting your last wishes be known

It is a difficult conversation to have, but it is an important one: letting your loved ones know what your wishes are.

Lawyer

A lawyer who specializes in estate planning and wills can help you draft a legal document that will help ensure that your final financial and legal matters are executed.19

Funeral Director

How do you want your funeral or memorial to be handled? A funeral planner can help ensure that every detail is taken care of – from the music played at the service to the choice of your final resting place.20

Hospice and Palliative Care Specialists

These specialists can help you plan how to have the best possible quality of life right up until the end of life. Palliative care is also called end-of-life, or comfort care.21

Spiritual Advisors

For many people, speaking to a religious or spiritual advisor may help them find comfort and guidance in dealing with illness and death. If there is a religious tradition that you wish to have in your funeral service, you may want to consult with an advisor to ensure your wishes are followed.

References

  1. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Palliative Care Patient Resources. Online. Available at:
    http://sunnybrook.ca/content/?page=focus-vets-pall-res
  2. National Association of Funeral Directors. Arranging a Funeral. Online. Available at:
    http://www.nafd.org.uk/funeral-advice/funeral-arrangements/arranging-a-funeral.aspx
  3. Canadian Virtual Hospice. What is palliative care? Online. Available at:
    http://www.virtualhospice.ca/en_US/Main+Site+Navigation/Home/Topics/Topics/ What+Is+Palliative+Care_/What+Is+Palliative+Care_.aspx

End of Life Care

Practical information on end of life matters such as writing your will, choosing your power of attorney and making financial decisions.

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End of Life Care and Planning

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