Why are some people uncomfortable making an advance care plan?

Dr. Aruna V. Josyula, MD
Geriatric Medicine Specialist

Advance care planning can be a difficult subject to discuss—it’s a deeply personal subject and is based on personal values and beliefs. Some people may feel that talking about illness or end of life is bad luck and could bring on the unwanted event. Others worry that when something is in writing, it cannot be changed.

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