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Read up on news highlights featuring The Conversation Project as well as other efforts to spread the importance of conversations about wishes for end-of-life care. Includes stories from newspapers, TV, radio, and blogs.

The Jerusalem Post: In the USA, a growing number of states endorse a program known as POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment). POLST seeks to provide a user-friendly template for recording the types of…

Tara Mohr Blog: Tara Mohr and Ellen Goodman discuss The Conversation Project, social change and end-of-life issues. To listen to part two of the interview and read the transcript click here. To listen to part…

Mortal Matters Blog: Are you still finalizing year-end holiday season gifts for special loved ones? Even if you already have something for everyone, The Conversation Project has an additional idea that fits in anyone’s budget…

The Wall Street Journal: Even healthy people worry about the quality of care they can expect to receive when they become ill. Will a cancerous tumor be spotted early enough? Will hospital staff move fast…

Mortal Matters blog (The Boston Globe): Last weekend a patient of ours at BIDMC died in one of our ICUs. She was young (early 60’s), with complications from major surgery, kidney failure, and multiple infections….

Feisty Side of Fifty/Baby Boomer Women: Although it’s difficult to contemplate, each of us needs to share what we want—otherwise there is likely to be a giant gap between our end-of-life preferences and how we…