The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. 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.
It’s time to transform our culture so we shift from not talking about dying to talking about it. It’s time to share the way we want to live at the end of our lives. And it’s time to communicate about the kind of care we want and don’t want for ourselves.
Remember, it's never too early to start the conversation. Have the conversation at the kitchen table—not in the intensive care unit—with the people we love, before it’s too late. Together we can make these difficult conversations easier. We can make sure that our own wishes and those of our loved ones are expressed and respected.
Have you had the conversation? If not, download the starter kit below or visit the Death Over Dinner website to get started. They will send you tools, including:
This not meant to be a morbid conversation, but instead a very human one where we consider what we want, both in life and during its end.
Consider the facts
Source: National Survey by The Conversation Project 2013
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