Posted on July 10th, 2024

Psychology Today: Understanding End-of-Life Options

In this recent article for his Psychology Today Series, Permission to Choose, Dr. Bob Uslander, Co-Founder of Empowered Endings, discusses the legal end-of-life options you should know about to make informed decisions.

Many are unaware of their options, leading to unnecessary suffering. MAiD and VSED provide choices beyond standard care, and early conversations and education ensure that wishes are known and respected.

Compassionate care is central to these options, focusing on listening, understanding, and supporting patients and their families. Empowering patients with knowledge helps them make informed decisions aligned with their values, promoting dignity and peace.

Here are a few key topics discussed in the article:

  • End-of-life care should meet physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
  • MAiD and VSED offer alternatives to traditional hospice care.
  • Early discussions about end-of-life wishes are crucial.
  • Empowerment through education ensures informed decisions.
  • Compassionate care provides presence, empathy, and respect.

    Read the full article for a detailed exploration of these essential topics and to learn how to navigate this challenging journey with dignity, grace, and love.

    Read the Complete Article Here