End of Life Decisions

Continuing care and end of life involve the following areas of potential for disagreement among caregivers and family members:

  • Family dynamics
  • Varying beliefs
  • Changing healthcare teams
  • Inconsistent opinions about prognosis
  • Cultural differences
  • Medical technologies and Advance Care Planning
  • Perceptions of quality of Cost

Significant biases and deep-seated emotions affect decision-making on what are literally life and death issues. Neutral, well-informed and unbiased guidance can be invaluable to lessen suffering and enable decision-making taking into account medical, cost and family issues.