Post and Courier Letter to the Editor: End of Life Options

An excerpt from a Post and Courier letter to the editor by Folly Beach resident Richard Hendry, “End of Life Options,” published May 19, 2020:

I have a written advance directive and have a friend who has agreed to hold my health care power of attorney so that if I cannot speak for myself, what I do (and don’t) want for my own health care will be known and honored by my medical team.

It is not for me to judge someone else’s decision about how much suffering they choose to endure, but I stand with many Americans who believe in self-determination, privacy and autonomy at the end of life.

(Compassion & Choices has) a free toolkit available at, and free online webinars to help people understand their options.