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How To Talk With Family About Your Wishes In Case You Become Incapacitated And Can't Speak For Yourself

Where Should We Have Our Discussion?

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To have the discussion about a living will, health care power of attorney or DNR: choose a place that is comfortable where you won't be disturbed and people will feel comfortable discussing sensitive, personal issues. (It couldn't hurt to have tissues nearby in case the discussion gets emotional.)

If you can't find such a place, find a quiet place where you won't be disturbed too much and other people aren't likely to overhear your conversation.

If you make a major production out of choosing the place you could set off alarm bells that add a difficult dimension to what could already be a difficult discussion.  

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