Fact #1 Less than 5% of people have a plan for the end-of-life.
It's time to talk about death. And to kick things off we're sharing the first of ten key facts that you need to know about death in line with our Ten Things Workshops.
The term “End of life planning” is basically a clunky way to ask “if you couldn’t speak up for yourself then who would be your voice?”
Who will speak for you? Sadly less than 5% of us create an Advance Care Plan and without this your family/loved ones will be need to make an decisions for you with your doctors.
Having a plan in place means your wishes can be put into action in supportive way. So how do you do that? Here are 3 quick tips:
Who is the person in your life MOST comfortable talking about death and end of life? Have a practice conversation with them.
Start with something “easier” - for some people this is talking about a Will or registering to be an organ donor.
Still need inspiration? Here’s a video that has been doing the rounds recently from a Physician in the USA (in case you didn’t guess from the rapper name ZDoggMD).
Want to see what else you need to know about Death?
Attend one of our “Ten things you need to know about death” workshops.
While it may seem scary to think about your own mortality, becoming death literate and building your capacity for end-of-life planning can help create healthier community attitudes about death.
The 10 Things Workshops will teach you what you don’t know about death; allowing you to set aside your fears of having ‘the conversation’ and walk away knowing how to plan your end of life the way you want to.
At the Groundswell Project’s 10 Things Workshops you will walk away with ten facts about death that will impact you and your loved ones.