What Matters in the End

What does it mean to you or your loved ones to be “alive?" If you had a say in how you wanted to leave this world, what would your preferences be? We will all leave this world someday; the difference is how we leave it. 

Katie Buckman is a second-year osteopathic medical student at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, and one of the founders of “What Matters in the End Week,” which aims to educate the community on the importance of end-of-life planning. Laurie Jackson is the Senior Director of Compass Care, Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital’s end-of-life line of services, and brings over 20 years of experience in end-of-life care to our conversation.