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Tips on Starting the End-of-life Conversation

Posted on 01/23/2013

The Boston Globe: There are growing efforts — some grassroots, others state-initiated — to help ease anxiety around end-of-life conversations and explain the often-confusing medical terms and choices patients face at this time. Here are details on some of them:

The Conversation Project: Launched in 2012 by a group of media, clergy, and medical specialists to help people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. The website includes a “Starter Kit” that includes tips on how to jump-start the often-difficult conversation with a family member or friend, such as “I need your help with something.”

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