Changing Aging Blog

Birth Classes and Death Classes
Date: Mar 31st, 2010 10:37am

Author:

Eric Schubert

Three years ago my wife and I had a baby. Prior to our son entering our lives, we attended a number of "New Beginning" classes with other parents-to-be at United Hospital in Saint Paul.  I might be wrong in this, but I seem to recall our insurance paid for these.  United Hospital's teachers did a fantastic job of preparing us for our baby's birth. 

With all the resources we put in health care toward birth and beginnings, should we be doing the same with death and endings?  Would people find benefit in having classes to prepare for their inevitable end?  Or would no one show up because death is simply not something people want to deal with before its time? 

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