Giving Voice

In my book I talk about the incredible opportunity we have for giving voice to unresponsive dying people. While it is difficult to think about, I encourage you to have plans in place in case you need someone to be your voice for you.

Some suggested strategies include to:

1. Try to communicate as much as possible with your loved one so wishes and desires are known before someone becomes unresponsive

2. When unresponsive times occur, think about how you are going to give voice to your loved one. What should you be saying and to whom?

3. Make your funeral plans long before you die. Communicate the steps you have taken and the plans you want to your loved ones.