“Extremis” is a powerful tool for both personal reflection and cultural transformation. Organizations across the country have invited Dr. Zitter to introduce the film and follow the screening with a Q and A. These events invite the audience, whether patients, physicians, families, or healthcare professionals, to take a step back and ask: What do we really want for ourselves, our [...]
Extreme Measures: Finding A Better Path to the End of Life is a powerful tool for changing the way we die. Individuals and organizations across the globe have used the book to take a step back and ask: When death comes, what do we really want for ourselves, our loved ones, and our patients? It is our hope that [...]
Go Wish gives you an easy, even entertaining way to talk about what is most important to you. In their own words: "The cards help you find words to talk about what is important if you were to be living a life that may be shortened by serious illness. Playing the game with your relatives or best friends can [...]
Prepare for Your Care grew out of a desire to help make medical decision making easier for people and caregivers. In their own words, "It is the result of ongoing research, collaboration, and generous funding. Their website utilizes videos of people thinking about their EOL preferences to walk you through the steps of choosing a surrogate decision maker, determining [...]
How we want to die – represents the most important and costly conversation America isn’t having. In their own words, "We have gathered dozens of medical and wellness leaders to cast an unflinching eye at end of life, and we have created an uplifting interactive adventure that transforms this seemingly difficult conversation into one of deep engagement, insight and [...]
At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. In their own words, "Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a [...]
The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. In their own words: "We developed the original Conversation Starter Kit as a useful tool to help people have conversations with their family members or other loved ones about their wishes regarding end-of-life care. Since then, we have translated the Starter Kit into several [...]
It can be hard to talk about death, especially with a child. Meet Patou is a children’s book series written with the intention of offering an opportunity for conversations, between child and parent/caregiver, on challenging subjects — such as grief and loss. The books are now available online. You can watch them for free on YouTube.