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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!

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…

It’s because I love you…
By Susan E. Ruddy-Maysonet RN BSN, 04/24/2018

This poem by Susan Ruddy-Maysonet was written to celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day 2018! Enjoy!