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Blog: talking-matters

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

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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.

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…an advance directive is a way of extending my fatherly caring into a future when I will be the object of attention – and emotional distress. Envisioning such scenes, I imagine that my daughters might wish for my arm around their shoulders.

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This past April, The Conversation Project produced and helped develop a multitude of new resources designed to further our initiative of ensuring that everyone, everywhere expresses their end-of-life wishes and that their wishes are respected….

How to Make Better Medical Decisions
By Haider Warraich, MD, 02/06/2017

Advances in modern medicine mean that more people live longer with disease than ever before. With disease come difficult choices. These days, patients and their loved ones are frequently put in positions where they have…

Welcome to Talking Matters!
By Ellen Goodman, 07/15/2015

Welcome to Talking Matters!

If you’ve been a part of The Conversation Project, you already know the importance we place on words, on shared thoughts and feelings, and on talking. It, well, matters.