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Helping people share their wishes for care through the end of life.

Real-life examples of people talking about what matters for their health care

We can’t plan for everything, and sometimes it’s hard to know how to answer questions about what matters to you. You can start by thinking about what is important to you, in your life and in your health care. The answers look different for each person. Here are four examples of how individuals have answered this question, in case someday a trusted person needs to make health care decisions on their behalf.

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Looking for ways to introduce The Conversation Project’s mission and our free resources into faith communities? Check out our newly updated guide: Getting Started Guide for Faith Communities. 

It is filled with examples of how diverse faith communities are encouraging their members to engage in thoughtful reflection and have conversations about their health care wishes through the end of life with those that matter to them and health care providers.

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Maureen Jennings gathered family together on her father’s 85th birthday to talk about the health care he wants.

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