In Part 2 of this fascinating conversation, Karen Bussen welcomes award-winning author Sallie Tisdale to talk about a topic that is coming to the forefront: taking control of end of life planning and final wishes. A content warning: the discussion includes assisted death, suicide, and other topics that may be difficult or inappropriate for some listeners.
Really, People! Planning for End of Life Is a Good Thing
Farewelling founder Karen Bussen and Sallie Tisdale, palliative care nurse, Buddhist, and author of the revolutionary guidebook, “Advice for Future Corpses and Those Who Love Them,” speak frankly about how planning for end of life and funeral details is a gift. Sallie gets real about the idea of dying at home, why she doesn’t like the term “death with dignity” and why she thinks it’s crazy that at one of the most singular moments of our human experience, we are so reluctant to give instructions that would help us and our loved ones. Note: this conversation includes suicide, assisted death, and other topics that may be sensitive, so please use discretion if you or someone you’re listening with might find them difficult.
If you’d like to hear more from Sallie Tisdale's really cool perspective on attitudes toward death and dying, check out Part 1 of her conversation with Karen here.
Sallie Tisdale is an award-winning author of nine books, including Advice for Future Corpses and Those Who Love Them.
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