Undying Love

A rich conversation with Lucy Kalanithi, MD,   When Breath Becomes Air and  Frank Ostaseski , The Five Invitations  on how we deal with death, dying , grief and mourning. 

Rebranding Death

 

More than half of Americans are “afraid” or “very afraid” of facing death. But the birth of the “Death Positive” or “Death Wellness” movement is aimed at changing our cultural mindset about dying. 

The campaign has grown thanks to Caitlin Doughty, host of the YouTube channel “Ask A Mortician” who coined the “death positive” phrase. 


On this episode of The Stream, we will explore what it means to be “death positive” and discuss ways people are learning to embrace their mortality.

What Really Matters...

At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? For many, it’s simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks deeply about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients. Take the time to savor this moving talk, which asks big questions about how we think on death and honor life. 

Don’t Panic – It’s Okay: A Letter to Loved Ones

Even when people express their end-of-life care wishes, honoring their choices can be challenging or impractical. Dr. Karen Boudreau’s family knows this from experience. She wrote this letter to her loved ones to offer guidance in case they ever need to make difficult decisions at the end of her life.  

Ain't the Way to Die!

The message is clear. Do your Advance Care Planning. Document your end of life wishes. Give the gift of clarity to your loved ones so they are prepared to ensure your wishes are honored and respected.

A Millennial Talks About Death

In her TEDxTufts talk, Isabel Merrin tackles ideas about death and dying, and why young people are so afraid to have these tricky conversations. Through her experiences working in hospice care, Isabel has developed a unique perspective on end of life care. 

Practice Makes Perfect

We know that starting conversations about end-of-life care wishes with your loved ones can be hard. 


But with a little practice and some help from The Conversation Project Starter Kits you can be one your way. 

Hello - The Conversation Game

What's it like to play "Hello"? Listen in on a group that played the game that helps you talk about living, dying and what matters most. 

An Act of Love

Talking about your end-of-life wishes with your family is an act of love. 


Watch how this family comes together to discover what 85 year old Norm really wants at the end of his life.

How to Talk End of Life

Practicing surgeon Atul Gawande discusses the four important parts of talking with terminally ill patients about their end-of-life care. Rather than pressing patients to make hard decisions, Gawande emphasizes the importance of asking questions about their hopes and fears. 

A Gift - Advance Care Planning

A beautiful story about the gift advance planning can be to your loved ones and healthcare professionals.

How We Show We Care

Advance care planning is a process of reflection and communication, a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, and to let others know your future health and personal care preferences.


It's how we show we care for each other!

Choosing a Health Care Proxy/Agent

Choosing a healthcare proxy/agent is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. Watch this short video then download a FREE Healthcare Proxy Kit at theconversationproject.org

Faith and Medicine

The Conversation Project interviewed Reverend Gloria White-Hammond, MD, who is Co-Pastor at Bethel AME Church in Boston, Massachusetts. Reverend White-Hammond describes how The Conversation Project made a difference for one family. Learn more at theconversationproject.org

How End of Life Planning Helps

The Conversation Project interviewed Reverend Gloria White-Hammond, MD, who is Co-Pastor at Bethel AME Church in Boston, Massachusetts. Reverend White-Hammond describes how The Conversation Project made a difference for one family. Learn more at theconversationproject.org