COVID Conversations: Talking About End-of-Life Choices

End-of-Life Choices with LoCicero

Faith & Hope Hospice in Pasadena is dedicated to providing the best hospice care Los Angeles county has to offer and bringing helpful information to our clients and community. That’s why we are presenting COVID Conversations: a web series on coping through the pandemic with interviews conversations and information. 

In this edition of COVID Conversations, we meet with Lori LoCicero, writer and co-creator of The Death Deck to discuss topics that have become especially important during the time of COVID-19:

  • Talking about death
  • End-of-life choices
  • Advance directives

The Death Deck is a lively and humorous card game that inspires meaningful conversations on what matters most in our lives and in our deaths.

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Lori also provided the following resources: 

The Bucket’s mission is to help people lead more fulfilling lives by embracing their own mortality. Equal parts philosophy and utility, The Bucket is a place to come to see how acknowledging death changes the way you view – and actually ‘do’ – life.

Final Roadmap works as a web-based guide and toolkit focused on end of life issues. It includes a secure, encrypted virtual vault to store important documents, like advance directives. 

Download the free California Advance Directive. This form can be used to document medical decision-makers and other end-of-life choices. 

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Lori LoCicero is a freelance writer and the co-creator of The Death Deck. A creative storyteller and eternal optimist, Lori combines her personal stories of loss with her innate sense of humor to write about life and talk about death. She has written and directed independent films, documentaries, and television pilots. Her upcoming memoir offers readers an intimate look at loss and her discovery of posttraumatic growth and was the catalyst for the creation of The Death Deck.

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