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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.

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….

90-Year-Old Goes For Road Trip Over Cancer Treatment
By Paul Duncan, next avenue, 03/11/2016

A 90-year-old Michigan woman who was diagnosed with cancer last year has decided to take an epic road trip across the country rather than undergo treatment. In the last six months, the woman — identified only as Norma…

Final Wishes
By Ruthann Richter, Standford Medicine, 03/08/2016

Stanford palliative care expert V.J. Periyakoil, MD, tells the story of a recent patient in his 60s who was dying of a brain tumor and whose wife was desperate to keep him alive. A gifted…