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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.

Association of Health Care Journalists — Hospice use is a common indicator of quality end-of-life care. The timing of hospice enrollment is an important component of that care, and a recent study finds wide variations among…

The I.C.U. Is Not a Pause Button
Posted on 08/31/2015

NY Times — With my elderly stroke patient’s back arched and his head tilted back, too many angles of his skeleton were on display. A nose covered in thin gray skin sliced the air like a…

Wall Street Journal — Ms. M was not the patient I thought I would reminisce about for months after she had passed away, but her difficult death clung to me. She was miserable, mean, fetid…

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              MEDIA CONTACT: Katie Stinchon (617) 269-7171 August 25, 2015                                                                                                katie@teakmedia.com Lisa Honebrink, (503) 721-4094 Lisa.Honebrink@cambiahealth.com The Conversation Project Launches New Online Community Resource Center Made Possible through Cambia Health Foundation CAMBRIDGE, Mass. |…

Zen and the Art of Dying Well
Posted on 08/14/2015

NY Times — What is the “right” way to die? We’re experiencing a zeitgeist moment about that. “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” by Atul Gawande, is a best-selling book. Videos by Brittany…