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    Posted: Jun 15 2013 at 12:01am

Recently a person shared some information on "The Conversation Project".
I had never heard of it.
Their website seemed to be a good resource to be aware of.

Debated where to put "The Conversation Project" as it applies to all adults......and even children and teens.
This forum seemed the better place to post...... recognizing that Palliative Care aims to prevent and
relieve the problems of cancer/ other patients and to support the best possible quality of life for
them and their families......and that Palliative Care does not always mean end-of-life care.

One expects and hopes for oneself and one's family that the time that one's wishes will need to be
known will be a very long way off in the future. Yet, every year young and old (with and without
cancer) have accidents where it would be helpful to know what that person's wishes were.

From the link:
"The Conversation Project, co-founded by Pulitzer Prize winner Ellen Goodman, is a public
engagement campaign with a goal that is both simple and transformative: to have every personís
end-of-life wishes expressed and respected.
The Conversation Project is not about promoting any specific preference for end-of-life care; instead,
it seeks to encourage and support people in expressing their end-of-life wishes for care.
By sparking cultural change at the kitchen table ó not in the intensive care unit ó The Conversation
Project hopes it will become easier for people to communicate end-of-life wishes that can be
expressed in advance and respected at the end."

The website link for The Conversation Project:
      WHAT it's all about
      WHY it's important
      HOW to get started
Website Helps With Difficult But Important Conversation
Posted on May 6, 2013 on The COnversation Project Website:
Indianapolis Business Journal: "Even in this age with people willingly sharing all kinds of things with
one another on social networks, there is one area of our lives where we quiet down completely. The
topic is end-of-life care Ö In other words, if youíve avoided this tough issue, youíre definitely not
alone. The key, says Ellen Goodman, co-founder of The Conversation Project (,
is simply talking about it. And the best place to begin is at your kitchen tableónot an intensive
care unitówith people you love, before itís too late."

It is acknowledged that some members may already have written plans and wishes.   
The "Conversation" website may be helpful for those beginning to think about this
matter..........or to have as a reference for the future.

With caring and positive thoughts,
Grateful for today..............Judy

Edited by Grateful for today - Jun 15 2013 at 12:09am
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