In the end, making hard decisions about dying brings personal, financial benefits

By Michelle Balani
Rock Center

Originally published: Sept. 19, 2012.

After being married for 21 years, Paul and Jean Pearson thought they had mastered the art of navigating life’s tough decisions, but nothing could have prepared them for Paul’s illness. Paul, a 73-year-old retired architect, was diagnosed in February with inoperable lung cancer.  Although the couple had talked about their healthcare wishes throughout their marriage, the experience forced them to confront how Paul wants to spend the rest of his days.   Read full article…