Required book to read: •
Albom, M. (1997). Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson. New York, New York: Doubleday.
As you read Tuesday’s with Morrie use the Serious Illness Conversation Guide’s 4th step: Explore key topics as a frame of reference. After reading the book how would you summarize Morrie’s goals, fears and worries, sources of strength, critical abilities, tradeoffs, and family if you were to ask him these questions?
1)What are your most important goals if your health situation worsens?
2)What are your biggest fears and worries about the future with your health?
3)What gives you strength as you think about the future with your illness?
W4)hat abilities are so critical to your life that you can’t imagine living without them?
4)If you become sicker, how much are you willing to go through for the possibility of gaining more time?
5)How much does your family know about your priorities and wishes?
Some other possible areas for you to discuss:
1)Finding joy in life, even in the face of impending mortality
2)Privilege, attitudes, and disparities in the face of death
3)Roles of family, love, and social support when facing a chronic, debilitating illness
4)Spiritual issues at the end of life
APA is not required for this assignment. You do not need to include any references.