While it may be difficult to discuss death and dying with your family and friends, everyone will feel better if they know your wishes.

As family and friends may be afraid to talk about this subject, you may need to bring up the topic first. Below are a few suggestions on how to start a conversation about this often-sensitive subject:

  • I'd like to talk about the help we will need if my heart failure gets worse
  • Let's talk about what we can do to make my life easier should my heart failure get worse
  • We should look at what kind of support is available when I can no longer take care of myself
  • I'd like to talk about what you should do in the event of an emergency due to my heart failure.

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