One of the most challenging conversations that many of us will have throughout our lives is the one about the end of our lives. While this conversation is often uncomfortable and emotional, it is critical to ensure that our loved ones understand what quality of life means to us, what our wishes are and what we want for ourselves when we are no longer able to make decisions independently. The Conversation Project is one tool to help improve your comfort level in speaking with your loved ones about the end of life.
The Conversation Project was founded in 2012 by Ellen Goodman, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist who cared for her mother at the end of her life, when she was no longer able to speak or share her wishes. Ellen was faced with the situation many caretakers are—making decisions on behalf of someone who is unable to advocate for themselves without a roadmap. After her mother passed away, Ellen worked with professionals to develop tools that help people like us have conversations before a health crisis or accident happens.
Straight from The Conversation Project, here are some of the best ways to start the conversation about the end of life:
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