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

I received a tough diagnosis. How do I think and talk about what’s important in my care?

If you are dealing with a serious illness, you may want some ideas for how to talk about what matters to you and ways to find support. Here are a few suggestions for getting started.

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Looking to encourage conversations in your community? Check out our Getting Started Guide for Communities, to help spark ideas about how you might approach this, who to engage, and how to introduce this concept into your community. If you want a little more guided support, listen to our Community Planning 101 recorded session. We’ll provide an overview of our work, walk you through our Getting Started Guide and share some examples from the field.

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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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