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Planning for end a gift to family
Posted on 11/18/2013

Las Vegas Review Journal (Paul Harasim)-  A ventilator kept my father alive. His heart couldn’t do its job. He lay in the hospital bed with more tubes seemingly pushed into him each day. A decorated…

“Saving Bonnie”
Posted on 11/12/2013

JAMA- My mother in law, Bonnie, stopped eating just after her 88th birthday. A Christian Scientist, she had only seen a physician a few times in her entire life. Bonnie never talked about death because…

One Last Sale
Posted on 10/24/2013

Pulse- “Did you sell the business yet?” I marvel at my patient Jack: despite his breathlessness, he’s somehow managed to greet his wife Sara with a complete sentence. Given his condition, it’s truly amazing. Most of…

Can we Talk?
Posted on 10/17/2013

Woman’s Day- Ellen Goodman and The Conversation Project were featured in Woman’s Day magazine.  Ellen tells the story of her mother’s death and the importance of The Conversation Project in preventing people from suffering a…

Palliative in Practice-Ten years ago there were few palliative care teams in hospitals, but today more than 63 percent of hospitals with 50 beds or more provide palliative care. Systems and structures for quality care…