The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.

This is a fantastic Project not here in the UK but you may find its info and ideas useful

The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.

Our Purpose

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.

We believe that the place for this to begin is 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.

If you’re ready to join us, we ask you: Have you had the conversation?

Our History

The Conversation Project began in 2010, when Ellen Goodman and a group of colleagues and concerned media, clergy, and medical professionals gathered to share stories of “good deaths” and “bad deaths” within their own circle of loved ones.

Contact Us

We want to hear from you! E-mail, call, or send us snail mail using the information below.

By Mail or Phone:

The Conversation Project
20 University Road, 7th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Phone: (617)­ ­301-4868

We’ve Had the Conversation. Have You?

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CONSIDER
THE FACTS

  • 80%  of people say that if seriously ill, they would
    want to talk to their doctor about end-of-life care
    but
    7%
    report having had an end-of-life conversation
    with their doctor
    Source: Survey of Californians by the California HealthCare Foundation (2012)
    CONVERSATION CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE

“The Conversation Project emphasizes having a conversation on values — what matters to you, not what‘s the matter with you.”

– Ellen Goodman, Co-Founder & Directorabout us »

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Alzheimer Dementia Kit

NEW ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND OTHER FORMS OF DEMENTIA STARTER KIT

Families caring for loved ones with cognitive impairments face special challenges when it comes to managing their end-of-life care. TCP has launched a new resource to help caregivers navigate and approach end-of-life conversations based on the cognitive level of the impaired

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

EVERYONE HAS A STORY

Maureen Jennings gathered family together on her father’s 85th birthday to talk about end-of-life care.

watch the abc segment now »Featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer

Have you had the conversation with a loved one? or Do you wish you’d had the chance? We want to hear about it.

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