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Welcome to Talking Matters, a blog featuring updates, stories, and interviews from The Conversation Project. Check back each week for a new post!

Ashley Areyan is the Development and Community Engagement Director at the Institute for Human Caring at Providence St. Joseph Health, based in Los Angeles. She is working with The Conversation Project to help bring advanced…

Beach Conversations
By Patty Webster, 07/16/2018

As I sat on the beach that day — sand between my toes, with my best friends from college at my side — I thought of how conversations about how we want to live at the end of our lives can and should happen whenever the opportunity arises.

Tracy Grafton, a hospice and palliative care social worker at Hackensack Meridian Health @ JFK Medical Center in central New Jersey, has always been passionate about end-of-life care. For almost a decade, she’s set up…