Many Americans Believe It’s ‘OK’ To Die

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – All of us will die, but how many of us will be prepared to go? An Emergency Room doctor discussed ‘end of life’ concerns Wednesday. Dozens showed up to find ways to make the process of dying easier. Many believe it’s ok to die.

Ten thousand baby boomers reach social security age every day. Some shared lunch at Trinity United Methodist Church to talk about death.

“I`m a cancer patient. I want to make preparations for my family, so they won`t have any problems when I go,” said Merrill Moore.

You may know people will die, pass or crossover, but have a hard time talking about it.

Monica Murphy is an ER doctor. Murphy held her grandmother in her arms one day until she died.

“One-hundred percent of us are born and 100% of us will die,” said Dr. Murphy.

The doctor believes we do a good job talking about births, planning baby showers and buying baby items.

“It`s a time of celebration. In contrast, no one talks about death and dying. Therefore, no plans are made. If you don`t plan, things seldom turn out well,” added Dr. Murphy.

Moore went to the Huntsville Hospital-sponsored ‘End of Life’ event.

“I have learned that I need to talk more with my family about my wishes and what I want my life to be when I can`t make the decisions for myself,” added Moore.

Dr. Murphy discussed the 90/70 rule. She cites a study showing 90% Americans say they want to die in their home. Statistics show 70% of Americans die in a medical facility.

8 comments

  • Speak The Word

    The Word Of God is crystal clear: Hebrews 9:27 says, ” It is appointed unto man once to die, and after this, The Judgement”. ANYONE who dies without receiving Christ, will certainly spend ALL eternity separated from Him in a place called Hell. A place of utter hopelessness And Pain. It doesn’t matter whether you believe The Word Of God or not. God has spoken, and that settles it. Repent and Receive Christ before it is too late…

  • The Word Is Alive

    whether you think it is o.k. to die, The Word Of God is crystal clear. Hebrews 9:27 says, ” It is appointed to man once to die, and after this the Judgement”. Anyone who dies without receiving Christ for the Forgiveness of their Sins, will certainly spend ALL Eternity in the Lake Of Fire where they will be tormented day & night forever. God said it, and that settles it. Repent and receive Christ before it is too late…

  • Acdldriver

    I don’t care where I die but I have told everybody I want to be cremated so the life insurance money can be spent on my wife.

  • Skillpot

    Well, now, how many of you have considered that you have a time, place, and method to die? Like getting your ticket punched on schedule!

  • Word

    Hebrews 9:27 says, ” it is appointed unto man once to die, and after this, the judgement”. All who die without receiving Christ for the forgiveness of sins, will spend eternity in Hell. The smoke of their torments shall ascend forever and forever. Repent and receive Christ before it is too late. Amen!

  • krismurphyblountcountyalabama

    We as Americans value our personal freedom more than all else. When “our time comes,” too often we can’t give any direction as to OUR DESIRES about our end-of-life healthcare.

    At the end of a long life, the vast majority of us DON’T want to be placed on life support (aritifical death extension) ….or to have doctors take “heroic measures” which are normally futile.

    We want to die in peace….comfort….surrounded by our family and/or friends.

    If you don’t inform yourself about options; don’t discuss your wishes with your family; don’t write them down officially; don’t designate someone you TRUST to carry out those wishes, desires, directions….you probably won’t have the end-of-life experience your want and deserve.

  • Twoolf

    My life, My Death, My choice. If the religious types think they have to satisfy their god, fine. But leave me out of it.

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