My search for common ground ended with the understanding that we are complex, adaptive humans who function best when co-creating in partnership with others.
In creating this national day of conversation around advance care planning, Kottkamp struck at the taproot of one of our nation’s greatest challenges.
The advance care planning conversation belongs to all of us and always has – it is merely a question of embracing and sharing it within a comfortable space.
When the end is near, it is time for the doctor to listen closely to the patient’s wishes and help families reframe hope into a more realistic framework.
Our culture views advance care planning as a senior issue, but in reality it is a human issue and it applies to all adults.