Monday, July 8, 2013

The Conversation Project

Have you heard of the Conversation Project that involves a collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)?

The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. The Conversation Project began in 2010, when Ellen Goodman and a group of colleagues and concerned media, clergy, and medical professionals gathered to share stories of “good deaths” and “bad deaths” within their own circle of loved ones.

Have you ever talked to your family or loved ones about their end-of-life wishes?

60% of people say that making sure their family is not burdened by tough decisions is “extremely important”
56% have not communicated their end-of-life wishes

Too many people are dying in a way they wouldn’t choose, and too many of their loved ones are left feeling bereaved, guilty, and uncertain.

This summer, you may be spending a lot of time with family members. You may be going on trips or vacations. You may be at the beach. Take some time and have the conversation.

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