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WV Holiday Project: Engage with Grace

December 3, 2008

Charleston, WV – There are holiday card lists, gift lists and, a list of how you want to be cared for at the end of your life. The "Engage with Grace" project is underway in West Virginia, where bloggers, families, and even business people making presentations, are floating a list of questions to get people thinking about the topic.

Charleston health care law attorney Robert Coffield is one of those spreading the word.

"You've got to start the discussion, and it may not be clear at first. That's OK. But you need to gain as much information and understanding as you can."

The questions deal with such issues as whether a person prefers to end life at home with minimal care, or in a hospital with all possible interventions.

And, Coffield says, there are other questions.

"Could a loved one correctly describe how you'd like to be treated in the case of a terminal illness? It's not a question of, 'Do you know how you want to be treated?' But a question of, 'Is there someone who knows how you want to be treated?'"

Coffield says just about everyone knows of a situation where answers to those questions weren't clear, which resulted in confusion, and maybe arguments among family members.

The list of five questions is online at

Deborah Smith/Deb Courson, Public News Service - WV