Anticipating the end of life isn’t exactly at the top of the list of what most of us would choose to dwell on. The reality, of course, is that all of us are headed there, yet there’s compelling evidence that relatively few of us truly clarify and document our wishes for end of life care, should the need arise. Maybe it’s procrastination or maybe it’s plain old denial. But as we hear from Melissa Miranda, what a gift it is to the ones we love when we’re able to say it like it is or, rather, how we want it to be.
Melissa Miranda lives in Pawtucket, Rhode Island with her four daughters, attended Roger Williams University, and works at Healthcentric Advisors in Providence, where she is a Senior Program Administrator. Melissa leads a Patient Safety project, supporting quality improvement efforts in the hospital and nursing home settings.