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Everyone has a story. About losing someone close. About what it was like to have the conversation. About not talking about wishes until it was too late.

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27 and prepared

By Lindsay
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November 12th is my 28th birthday. As I inch closer to 30, my friends like to joke around that I’d better get ready to settle down. “When are you getting married? When will you buy...

I had the conversation with my parent .

APRN

By Julia
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I am a Palliative Care APRN and Co-Chairperson of our Hospital Ethics Committee. I give presentations on the importance of having “the conversation” frequently. This case hits home as to how beneficial putting it in...

I wish I had the conversation with my parent .

I tried many times…

By Hope
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As Mom got older, it got harder to have those meaningful conversations that I remember having with her as a child. Death was no stranger in our house as I grew up–faith and spiritual beliefs...

I wish I had the conversation with my parent .

My Parents

By Lorraine
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By profession, I am a Social Worker. I wear multiple hats, including being a daughter to 2 wonderful parents who both believed in the importance of having their wishes known when they could no longer...

I had the conversation with my parent .

Talking with my Dad

By Kathy
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After a major upheaval in his life at the age of 87, my dad came to live with us in Little Rock, AR. Having lived all of his life in Buffalo, New York, it was...

I had the conversation with my parent .

By Barbara
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After seeing my dad have a hard death because my mom and dad never really discussed what either of them wanted at the end of their lives, I decided that I needed to put into...

I had the conversation with my friend .