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Sample 'End of Life' Plan

I need help designing an 'end of life' plan.

The following sections must be contained in this end-of-life plan:

- Medical end-of-life plans: this will include power of attorney, living will organ donation, etc.
- Estate planning: what happens to your money and your stuff when you are gone? Do you have young children who will need guardians?
- Funeral planning: what do you want to happen to your body after death?

The structure of the project should be as follows:

- Introduction
- Section one: identify and define the three sections in your end-of-life plan. What are the legal, moral, or cultural issues that are involved in the planning for each section? How did you come to the conclusion of what to put into each section? Are you using your own data? Someone else's? Or hypothetical data? Why? What sources did you locate to help you complete the second section of this assignment?
- Section two: the actual plan. You can use the internet to find checklists to help you fill out the medical, estate, and funeral planning sections.
- Conclusion

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Introduction

Journalist Jerry Hopkins entitled a biography of Jim Morrison, No One Here Gets Out Alive. Certainly, there are fewer greater truisms than our own mortality. Developing an end-of-life plan is difficult, as few people want to confront their inevitable end. Yet, in order that our families and friends may know how one's end should be honored and remembered it is vital to set those very wishes to paper. Medical, estate, and funeral planning are the primary considerations in organizing an end-of-life plan.

Medical planning includes a number of people and although one's wishes may be made clear, family members have the legal right to over-rule the wishes of the dying person. For example, a living will is no guarantee that a person's wishes ...

Solution Summary

A sample end of life plan is provided.

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