Dying Well Prepared: Conversations and Choices for Terminal Patients is a guide based on broad experience of the author in his work in hospice. The issues covered in the book include choices on the options on where to live, how to organize your home and affairs, making advance directives, selecting lawyers and medical help as well as advice on pain and pain management. The conversations include how to talk with friends and families, lawyers, caregivers, and medical professionals and include suggested dialog on the language you can use for introducing and discussing each of these topics. It delves into how to define and document your legacy (ethical wills) and discusses ethics and morals in end-of- life healthcare.
Alan Bingham lives in the Davis Square area of Somerville and is a volunteer ombudsman for long term care facilities. He was awarded the James ‘Cotton’ Tingle Award by Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services in 2016 for service to Seniors.