Individuals vary in terms of what is important to them and makes life worth living at any particular time of their lives, including as they near the end of their lives. What matters most may change with the passage of time and different life experiences. People set life goals that may or may not be able to be accomplished, if they become seriously ill.
It is important to make time to explore your own personal values, beliefs and goals for your care now and on a regular basis, as time and life experience can impact how we think and feel about what matters most.
Knowing what matters most to you helps your health care agent and doctor make medical decisions that you would want. It also helps your family and loved ones understand.
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