Death is a topic parents can tend to avoid. It can be difficult to talk about or even think about, but in reality, the earlier you can make some of the decisions related to end-of-life care and planning, the easier it is on your children and other family members.

In recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day, the UAMS Division of Palliative Medicine is offering a series of free programs designed to help you better understand the conversations that should take place and documents that should be created in regards to end-of-life decisionmaking.

The lineup of events includes

  • Let’s Have Dinner and Talk About Death at Trio’s Restaurant on April 15 at 6 p.m.
  • Lunch and Learn for the Community featuring the film "Being Mortal" at Thompson Library on April 16 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Not Whether, But How” An Evening with Dr. BJ Miller at Ron Robinson Theater on April 17 at 6:30 p.m.

"We hope to break the taboo around talking about death and transform this conversation into an insightful and empowering experience," the website states about its Lunch and Learn event.

Whether you want to educate yourself about the end-of-life decisions you may be faced with or help an aging family member have clarity and better understanding in this area, the seminars are designed to reframe participants' relationships with death.

Space is limited for each of the events and registration is required to reserve a spot. Learn more about the series by visiting UAMS' website.