Ellen Goodman Q&A Screen Grab

Part Three: Q&A Video Series with Ellen Goodman

Posted on 04/05/2016

In this week’s Talking Matter’s post, Ellen Goodman weighs in on the cultural changes she’s seen nationally since starting The Conversation Project.

Are we close to normalizing end-of-life care conversations?


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  1. Hello,
    I was not looking for this web-site I happen to come across it and could not pull myself away from it. For 17 years, I have cared for many clients who were on Hospice in their homes which allowed me the opportunity to have the “conversation” with those who trusted me with it. On occasion the family would ask me to have the conversation because they found it to difficult to even begin. Of course a trust level had to be there in order to engage in this conversation, so that is where I would begin. I had a brother who suddenly died at age 39, my father died 6 months later and a sister who died suddenly at the age of 53, so there was no time to discuss these things. My mother and I did have the conversation and everything she requested was granted, my sister and I saw to it. I love the whole idea of “conversation project” and I can say, that is my heart, my passion really, to be with the sick and dying for these reasons and more. Thank you for all you do and I do hope to hear from someone who can lead me in the right direction.

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