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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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Out With the Old; In With the New

By Deborah
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On Dec. 31, 2016 my sister and I helped with my mother’s decision to have no further treatment of the pneumonia that would result in her death around 10am on Jan 1, 2017. She had...

I had the conversation with my parent .

To Blave

By Rachel
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My husband of 16 years passed away. As he was in and out of the hospital the last 2 months we had the discussion about what to do if he stopped breathing or if he...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

The Conversation Project Sabbath

By Bonnie
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On July 14, 2014, my husband David and I sat down with our children to disseminate and discuss our healthcare advanced directives as a family. It was David’s 69th birthday; he died about 2 months...

I had the conversation with my spouse .

Discharged With No DNR

By Judy
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For families with aging loved ones, and those who might die at home, please have the conversation to discuss: “The reason for having an At-home or Non-hospital DNR Order” I co-created this 6 minute educational...

I wish I had the conversation with my parent .

Mom & Dad and Denial

By Maureen
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I have no story other than I am a nurse and so aware of what happens to someone that has no written directions as to how they want the end of their life to go....

I want to have the conversation with my parent .

My good death

By Melissa
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Death & dying are always subjects that make people cringe or walk away from or change the subject of. They are also necessary. We all (even if we don’t admit it) think about what we...

I had the conversation with my family members .