Navigating end-of-life decisions
It’s hard to believe we are already well into the fall season. Approaching the end of the calendar year often makes me contemplate the year that has passed, and the one to come. And sometimes it makes me ponder life’s biggest questions – especially questions about the end of our lives here on earth.
That’s why I want to tell you about a new video series called A Godly Perspective on End-of-Life Decisions – available to you for free – featuring Dr. Kathryn Butler, an experienced trauma surgeon. Dealing with end-of-life decisions for a loved one is heartbreaking. Even if your loved one isn’t at the palliative stage, the anticipation alone may feel like more than you can bear. In these situations, it can be difficult to know what to do. But we want to give you godly and medically sound advice and guidance to make your difficult decisions a little easier.
This is a heavy topic, and I’m sure recent developments around legislation involving medical assistance in dying have stirred up deep feelings across Canada. I am confident this series will give you comfort, wisdom and biblical truths that will help as you navigate these difficult decisions for a loved one. You’ll also learn the biblical principles on end-of-life care, what to consider when making medical decisions, and how to find God’s comfort when you need to say goodbye.
Finally, I understand that these are big questions. If you feel it would be helpful to talk through your questions with someone, I encourage you to call our care and counselling team. We are here to listen to you and help you through this realization. Call 1.800.661.9800 weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific time.
Jean-Paul Beran, MA
Focus on the Family Canada
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