• Questions About the End-of-Life

  • If you or someone you love is seriously ill, consider using these questions as a starting point. You might want to answer them first by yourself, and then discuss them with your loved ones, doctor, and clergy.

    • What do you value most in life? What makes life worth living?
    • How satisfied are you with what you have achieved in life? What goals do you have for the future?
    • What do you fear most?
    • Who would you want to make your health care decisions if you could not speak for yourself?
    • What are your spiritual and cultural beliefs about serious illness, dying and death?
    • How do you want to live at the end of your life?
    • When would you want medical treatment to offer comfort rather than prolong life?
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