Do you know what medical care your loved ones would want in the worst-case scenario? Louise Aronson, a geriatrician at the University of California, San Francisco, says patients at high risk from the coronavirus should have conversations about what kind of life — and death — they want.
Here are resources for starting those conversations and filling out advance health care directives:
- The Conversation Project: Three Things You Can Do Now
- Respecting Choices: Proactive Planning for COVID-19
- Respecting Choices: Help With Breathing, What Are the Options?
- Prepare for Your Care: Make a Medical Plan and a Hospital Go Bag During COVID-19
Aronson is also author of the book "Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life."
This segment aired on April 14, 2020.