The Context Complete

Chapter Five reviewed the purpose statement in a Guide about end-of-life decisions that Rebekah Saul Butler developed as a master’s candidate at Berkeley. Her interest was in encouraging families to have discussions about death and dying before the event, to make sure that the emotional and economic realities are clear. Rebekah was concerned—on both the personal and the national level—about a meaningful process of death, and about the implications of long-term care on national policy and economics. This is a tough issue to lead; so to begin, she documented her own personal context, revealing the source of her passion:

When I was a young girl, my grandfather grew ill with heart disease. Lucky for us, he was saved by ...

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