Tools & Resources

Have you had the conversation?

The Conversation Project is a national campaign dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.

“The Conversation Project emphasizes having a conversation on values — what matters to you, not what‘s the matter with you.”

– Ellen Goodman, Co-Founder & Director

Too many people are dying in a way they wouldn’t choose, and too many of their loved ones are left feeling bereaved, guilty, and uncertain.

It’s time to transform our culture so we shift from not talking about dying to talking about it.

The place for this to begin is at the kitchen table—not in the intensive care unit—with the people who matter most to us. To share the way you want to live at the end of your life, to communicate about the kind of care you want and don’t want for yourselves, and to choose a trusted person who will make decisions about your medical care if you become unable to make them for yourself. It’s time that every person’s wishes for end-of-life care are expressed and respected.

On their website you’d find lots of resources. Most handy are the Conversation Starter Kit, and a useful check list.

Though you may want to begin with this must-see 2-minutes video on how to start the conversation.

If you want to start your own process of guided reflection and action, contact me here for more information.

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