The Conversation Project

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 [...]

2017-10-23T23:10:15+00:00 October 19th, 2017|

US News – How to Ensure Your Medical Wishes Are Followed if You’re Critically Ill and Incapacitated

By Ruben Castaneda Source: U.S. News It happens every day in the intensive care units of hospitals throughout the country: Physicians ask the loved ones of someone kept alive by a ventilator and other medical devices whether the patient would want to live hooked up to machines. Or, would the patient prefer to forgo extreme life-prolonging measures for palliative care, in [...]

2018-01-02T19:44:56+00:00 May 15th, 2017|

The Conversation Project – In Extremis

Source: The Conversation Project “Extremis” is Latin for “at the point of death.” It is also the name of an unflinching documentary available on Netflix about two families at a hospital struggling to decide whether to take their loved one off the machines that are keeping them alive. The power of the documentary is in its details. There [...]

2018-01-02T19:53:51+00:00 October 18th, 2016|