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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.

Two organizations are unifying in an effort to change the way Americans approach advance care planning. In a survey conducted by The Conversation Project in 2012, 90 percent of respondents said they believe it is important to discuss their end-of-life care wishes. Yet, that same survey also found that only 30 percent of those individuals are actually having the conversations.

Don’t let polarizing politics derail how we talk about death
By Ellen Goodman, The Washington Post, 06/08/2016

In the end, the personal was political. What brought the 78-year-old California governor and former Jesuit seminarian to sign the law that will allow doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients was thinking…

Like Tears in Rain
By Clementine Ford, 05/24/2016

Clementine’s mother always had a plan for how she would like to leave this world. However, like so many other things life, events did not allow her the “mythical ending” she always believed she would…

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              MEDIA CONTACT: Katie Stinchon (617) 269-7171                                                                                                katie@teakmedia.com CAMBRIDGE, Mass. | Families caring for loved ones with cognitive impairments face special challenges when it comes to managing their end-of-life care.  Often caregivers of patients…

When a Doctor and Patient Disagree About Care at the End of Life
By Ravi Parikh, The Washington Post, 04/25/2016

Sometimes, doctors and patients disagree about end-of-life care. I know, because it happened with me. Not long ago, a frail-looking elderly patient appeared at my cardiac health clinic with a file full of hospitalizations stemming…

Make the most out of this year’s National Healthcare Decisions Day! Join our national webinar on April 13 at 3 p.m. (ET) to learn how you can promote conversations about end-of-life care in your community….