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Blog: end-of-life-care

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

Library filled with books

Writers from all walks of life continue to lead their readers to mingle with death—get to know it from a distance. They urge readers to familiarize themselves with their inevitable acquaintance (so to speak). Below is a list of books that our audience has recommended to us. Each book, written through vastly different lenses, offer the idea that by confronting death, we all will be more likely to live life with a little bit more intentionality.

Blue envelope open with hearts flying out
Dear Loved Ones: Please Play Music
By Hattie Bryant, 06/20/2019

There is no better time than now—with me in my 69th year—to make clear to all of you how I want to spend the last few years, months, weeks and days of my life on…

Woman with a thought bubble sitting beside a man looking at his laptop

We’ve asked community members to share how they are planning their work (to spread the importance of end-of-life care conversations) so it continues in the long run. The five most common ways groups or individuals are ensuring this work lives on are listed here.

Young female friends

Did you know…? 90% of people say that talking with their loved ones about end-of-life care is important. 27% have actually done so. Source: The Conversation Project National Survey (2013)          …