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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.

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…

Do Your Patients Need a “Mama Warrior”?
By Kelly McCutcheon, IHI, 03/03/2016

While I was at a Saturday morning lacrosse practice last year, I sat next to a fellow mother whose oldest child was playing alongside my own kindergartener and second grader. Our paths had crossed many…

How to Start an End-of-Life Book Club in Your Community
By Karen Wyatt, Huffington Post, 02/26/2016

Huffpost Healthly Living–If you are interested in overcoming our society’s fear of death and improving the way we handle the dying process, you might consider starting a year-long end-of-life book club in your community. It…