The Conversation Nobody Wants To Have

There is nothing warm and fuzzy about this video. It is a video no one will actually want to watch and that is why it is short. It exists as a faint-hope-clause effort to inspire reflection and conversation.

Waiting until a health crisis happens before confronting the political, moral and emotional issues surrounding health crisis and end-of-life situations can prevent positive outcomes and add to the enormous stresses that are inevitable in Health Crisis and End-of-Life situations. I created this video to persuade people, just like you, to take a little time and reflect on the issues that affect end of life experiences.  Life is simply not survivable. Ignoring the inevitable only makes coping with the inevitable more difficult when the time comes. The conversation nobody wants is the conversation we all should have.

Around the globe, Health Care systems are in crisis and short on resources. Political and Economic expedients are defining and directing our long-term, crisis, and end-of-life Care Plans. Detailed analysis of the implications of Political and Economic realities on the average person is beyond the scope of this (very amateur) Public Service Announcement and this Blog Post.  Contextual grounding does beg that both mention and emphasis be made.  I strongly invite the reader to do some further reading on our Health Care Systems and the costs associated with the elderly and infirm.

Euthanasia is a complex issue everywhere and it is very difficult to find unbiased, comprehensive, and cohesive information. I have chosen to link people to the
BBC Ethics Guide site for an overview of the topic. It came closest to providing the unbiased and comprehensive information source I was looking for.

It is important that end-of-life conversations happen between family members. Individuals need to make informed decisions and commit those decisions to paper in the form of clear Living Wills. It is never to soon undertake Advance Care Planning initiatives. The link I have provided is a Canadian one. There is some good information there to jump-start thinking.

Individuals and families must step up, analyze these issues for themselves, make clear and very comprehensive choices, and share those choices and preferences with others.  If people and families do not, the State will and highly paid Special Interest Lobbyists will. It is unlikely that their preferences will be yours.

No one likes to think about death and dying. Likewise, no one wants to find, him or herself, or a loved one in an intolerable situation. “If I had only known…” is the phrase that comes to my mind. I urge you to take action now, and find out everything you can about end-of-life planning, euthanasia, and crisis care, as it applies to your community or region.
You Tube is a global audience spanning all demographics.  I have tried to make the material relevant to most people. There is a ‘Euthanasia Crisis’ entrenching itself around the globe and it affects everyone, young or old.  Political expedience and covert euthanasia, coupled with absent or incomplete Advance Directives and Living Wills, serve to  dehumanize people at the precise moment that they are most vulnerable.

Start a conversation. Whatever your opinion is. It matters.

Euthanasia Ethics
Advance Care Planning

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