Have you ever come across someone struggling to breathe and feel inept at being able to help the person? Can you imagine struggling to breathe while your closest ally is incapable of handling the situation? Struggling to breathe occurs, literally, as people die. Assisting people who are unable to breathe is what I have been called to address as an Emergency Medicine physician for over twenty-five years. Assisting people who are called to die in real life with an Advance Care Directive that could truly express their wishes is what I have undertaken for the past four years while writing the book WISHES TO DIE FOR.
I fervently believe that we need to speak about dying in order to assist those struggling in this journey. Globally, we attempt to save peoples’ lives with CPR. In a conscious effort and a global initiative I want to counter the calls for CPR with WISHES TO DIE FOR; assisting people struggling to breathe who also wish to die in peace. Achieving peace begins with extending a supportive hand to others with reciprocal interchanges of support. Communicating this succession of dignity revolves around the personal resolve to enlist certainty being present in real life wishes that would purposely propel the circle of life.