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A compassionate Ottawa supports and empowers individuals, their families and their communities throughout life to live well and to die and grieve well.

By Emily Aaronson.

"By now, most of us know the basics of getting through the coronavirus crisis: Wash your hands. Stay at home. Stay informed.

"But there’s one other task we should all engage in now: Talk with a loved one about what they would need so that they can feel at peace at the end of life. It’s important that you understand what would be most important to them if they were in the last phase of their life — and what steps you and others will have to take to ensure those needs are met. These are conversations about hopes, but also about finances, decision-making and even about their more basic fears. These are conversations designed to guard against regrets."

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