Thanks for framing the [end-of-life discussion] issue so eloquently (Check Up: “Let's Talk About the Hard Stuff,” September/October 2009, pg. 6). Making end-of-life decisions, like deciding to be an organ donor, is an emotionally charged issue for many individuals and families who find it easier to not think about, discuss, or plan for their final exit — especially when they are healthy and feeling invincible. This is precisely where properly educated and trained healthcare providers can ...

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