Death Cafe profile for Merran Cooper
About Merran Cooper:
Hi . I'm a doctor who wants to make end of life better. By making it simple for people to do and to share their Advance Care Plan. I had no idea how important they are until I was working in the hospitals and saw so many people get treatment they did not want . But had lost the ability to say so.
I saw families torn apart by conflict, guilt, indecision. Spouses, children, best friends had to make decisions they were not equipped to make. And doctors cannot make those decisions for you. A best guess of what someone would want usually means " let's just not any decision at all- so the patient languishes.
Talk, plan, share your wishes. Then go have a great life while you can!
Death cafes are great - we have to start talking, little by little
So if you don;t make a deciions about what tou ant for your treatmet or care- who will
What would you like your legacy to be?
The smal kindnesses I have done for people.
The interest I take in others .
the times I have listened
Thoughts for sharing:
Talking about death is like talking about sex. It's not easy but you start with the easy stuff. Then a little more next time.. getting a bit more 'intimate' each time, asking questions and sharing . And it's life changing
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