Everyone knows you should, yet so many of you haven’t- haven’t filled out an advance directive, that is. Talking with your loved ones, conferring with your doctors and figuring out what treatments or plans you want in place for the end of your life is essential: for you, for your family and for the broader health care system. Yet, as recent research shows, nearly 2/3 of Americans still have not completed an advance directive. Why do so many of us continue to put this off? In a recent opinion piece in STAT News, physicians from the University of Pennsylvania argue that current state laws are getting in the way of patients completing advance directives, and they offer some remedies Here. Just as likely, many of us don’t want to think about the end of our lives- fear and dreaded expectations likely limit our ability to contemplate our deaths. Yet newly published research in Psychological Science suggests that people close to death experience an unexpectedly positive and peaceful feeling. So it could be that thinking about the end of life is scarier than its reality. If this is what’s holding you back from completing an advance directive, then you need to read more about this research Here. Whatever you do, you need to develop your game plan- so when the time comes, you’ve made your wishes clear to all.