A death plan for the end of life experience you want
Register with My Last Song to see your Lifebox and in particular the Death Plan section. Store other personal information in your Lifebox.
We can’t be certain of when we die or how we die. But we can be certain that we will die.
Which is why we should plan for it so that we have the ending we want.
My Last Song has created a template for a death plan which is available in the Lifebox. Headings include:
- Tell me (what you want to be told about your terminal state);
- Treat me (what treatment you want when dying, and who should administer it);
- Take me (where you want to die);
- Please be there (who you want to be there);
- I want to see (the photographs and pictures in your room);
- I want to hear (music, hymns, readings);
- I want to smell (scented flowers, oils, candles);
- I want to feel (hand held, massaged, stroked);
- I want to taste (food and drink);
- I want to look like (how you will be dressed and made up);
- I want to be free of worries (knowing everything has been sorted out).
Most importantly, the death plan will enable you to discuss your end of life openly and honestly with your closest loved ones, your carers, your GP and if appropriate a minister of faith.
It will help overcome the taboo about discussing death and dying, and will hopefully result in a more dignified, comfortable and comforting death.
We only die once...it should be the experience we want it to be.