The author asks her mother, “By the way, when I die, I want this-and-this to be done. I don’t want that-and-that to be done. How about you?” She notes that the answer came so naturally.
Knowing what misery can come out of inappropriate end of life care, no doubt these conversations are so crucial. But for most people, it is not easy to talk about death. Perhaps, it is not so difficult, after all. Please read Death: An important conversation to have, published in The Hindu by Jeena R. Papaadi, Pallium India’s Advocacy Officer.