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Compassion for the Dying: End of Life Options

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Discussing end of life options with a terminally ill loved one is important.
Air Date: 6/17/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Phil Rice, Author
Phil RicePhil Rice is a native Tennessean whose career as a writer, editor, and teacher has also included extended residencies in Florida and Pennsylvania. His writing has appeared in a variety of magazines, journals, and books. He and P.A. Merrill founded Canopic Jar: An Arts Journal in 1986, a venture for which he continues to serve as editor. In 2003 Phil edited The View from My Ridge by Charles E. Rice, which became the first book to bear the Canopic Publishing imprint.

Currently he shares a home with the poet Virginia Smith Rice in Woodstock, Illinois.
  • Book Title: Winter Sun: A Memoir of Love and Hospice
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/philrice9
  • Guest Twitter Account: @philrice88
Compassion for the Dying: End of Life Options
When a loved one has a terminal illness, it is painful to watch them slowly deteriorate. Currently, five states allow the terminally ill to choose when and how they will die.

It's important to be able to participate in your loved one's decision, supporting the choices made for end of life. Be available for your loved one to discuss the issue. Keep in mind that every health choice leads to how one chooses to die.

Every circumstance is different. It's tough to determine when there is no more hope for a cure. You don't want your loved one to suffer. You also don't want your beloved to die. Hold onto the love and let that guide the decision.

Listen in as Phil Rice shares how to have a discussion about end of life choices for the terminally ill.