What are the most important things for a dying person?
Where would one like to die? In an intensive care unit? Hospital ward? One’s own home?
Will the dying process be easier, if we are prepared for it?
Can we leave a living will (advanced directive) to express how we want our end to be?
These were some of the questions that were raised and answers sought at a public meeting titled ‘Life and Death with DIGNI-tea‘ organized at Trivandrum on 7 July 2019 in advance of the birth anniversary of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, who came to be known as the ‘Death and Dying lady’.
Ably moderated by Shri Prasanth Nair, IAS, (affectionately called ‘Collector Bro’ because of his way of functioning alongside the common man), the meeting brought information to the common man about how the dying process can be eased and how one could be prepared to face it.