Judy MacDonald Johnston: Prepare for a good end of life 06:03 minutes · Filmed Feb 2013 · Posted May 2013 · TED2013
Thinking about death is frightening, but planning ahead is practical and leaves more room for peace of mind in our final days. In a solemn, thoughtful talk, Judy MacDonald Johnston shares 5 practices for planning for a good end of life.
By day, Judy MacDonald develops children's reading programs. By night, she helps others maintain their quality of life as they near death.
What would be a good end of life? And I'm talking about the very end. I'm talking about dying.
We all think a lot about how to live well. I'd like to talk about increasing our chances of dying well. I'm not a geriatrician. I design reading programs for preschoolers. What I know about this topic comes from a qualitative study with a sample size of two. In the last few years, I helped two friends have the end of life they wanted. Jim and Shirley Modini spent their 68 years of marriage…
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