On a final note – it is always a good idea to bring up involving adult kids. But be prepared and again, let common sense guide you – not all families are on the same page – parents don’t always want kids involved and vice-versa. The best you can, and should do, is to remind her that it is important to let others know what she wants to happen – by letting extended family or a close friend know.
Remember that at the end of the day – your job is making sure their wishes are honoured. Female clients in particular are interested in sharing and meeting with a sensitive individual.As to getting more women in senior positions – healthcare or otherwise – it starts with every one of us.