Talk About End-of-life Wishes Now, Goodman Says

Posted on 08/01/2013

Seacoast Online: Have you had the conversation yet?

That’s the question Ellen Goodman — a nationally acclaimed author and columnist — asks as she shares her passion for helping people talk about their end-of-life wishes and how it can change the lives of loved ones.

“This is a moment to change the cultural norm from not talking about our end-of-life wishes to talking about them,” says Goodman, cofounder of The Conversation Project, a national public engagement campaign working to ensure that end-of-life wishes are expressed and respected and to make it easier to initiate conversations about dying. “We can’t wait for doctors to start these conversations. We have to start them at the kitchen table.”

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