Conversation Project Testifies Before Senate

Posted on 07/08/2013

Wicked Local Cambridge: Harriet Warshaw, executive director of the Conversation Project of Cambridge — a national public engagement campaign supporting “respectful end-of-life  care,” participated in a committee hearing, “Renewing the Conversation:  Respecting Patients’ Wishes and Advance Care Planning,” organized by the U.S.  Senate Special Committee on Aging.

Warshaw was joined by James Towey, founder of Aging with Dignity; Amy  Vandenbroucke, executive director of National Physician Orders for  Life-Sustaining Treatment Paradigm Task Force; and Gloria Ramsey, associate  professor at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, to discuss  advance0care planning and the importance of discussing end-of-life issues.  Warshaw and colleagues presented their testimonies to committee chairman Senator  Bill Nelson (D-Florida), ranking member Sen. Susan M. Collins (R-Maine) and  other members of the committee.

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