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

In moments of crisis, people often turn to faith for strength and hope. Anyone should be able to talk about their wishes through the end of life and have those wishes be understood and respected….

A Caregiver’s Kids
By Julia Bartel, 02/08/2022

Growing up, Julia Bartel spent many family vacations visiting and caring for her great-aunt Laura. These visits left lasting lessons about love, listening, and the importance of time together.

Every person’s encounter with serious illness is different. Jenny Robinson talks about her family’s experience when her nephew was diagnosed with cancer and offers examples of how to support the unique needs of a family dealing with a challenging diagnosis.

Hands of Love
By Emily Ziegler, 12/20/2021

Emily Ziegler’s father died while she was in college. As she grieved for him, she also became the main caregiver for her mother, taking on medical and logistical tasks as well as “simply just being there.”

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18 Podcasts About End-of-Life Care
Posted on 12/20/2021

Whether you’re on a long ride to visit some friends or getting ready to start your morning working from home, podcasts are a great way to simultaneously pass the time and hear moving stories from…