For us Baby Boomers, death has finally come out of the closet. An article on "end-of-life talks" is on the front page of The New York Times. Here you can read it.
And one reason it has is because of the shift in language. Not too long ago, conversations with healthcare personnel about how and when we choose to die were taboo. That's because they were quickly labeled "death panels."
That terminology conjured up images of penny-pinching government officials figuring out ways to con us into final exits.
On the other hand, "end-of-life talks" resonate with the current meme of having a conversation.