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More About Conversation Ready

As we work toward becoming "Conversation Ready" here at BIDMC, our goal is to reliably...

  • Reach out to our patients about what matters most to them regarding end-of-life care
  • Record those wishes and preferences in the medical record
  • Retrieve that information from the medical record if/when it's needed, and thereby... 
  • Respect our patients' wishes and preferences

But we cannot do this alone. In order to reach, record, retrieve and respect your wishes and preferences, we need to work together. See our What Patients and Families Can Do page to help ensure that you and your loved ones receive the care that you or they would want, however challenging the circumstances may be. This is important to everyone involved, including patients, family and friends, and the health care professionals providing care. We look forward to partnering with you.