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Resources

Planning for the future can be challenging, but there are many helpful resources out there. Here are a few websites that you might find useful.

www.theconversationproject.org
This website offers a Conversation Starter Kit to help you plan a discussion with your health care proxy, family and/or friends. It also offers a guide to speaking with your health care provider about your wishes. Both kits are available in English, Spanish, French and Mandarin.

www.caringinfo.org
This is a website of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. In includes a helpful glossary of terms as well as a toll-free Helpline phone number. 

www.nihseniorhealth.gov/endoflife  
This is a section of the National Institutes of Health website. Among the resources offered are videos about key questions related to advance care planning, such as the different types of care available at the end of life. 

www.engagewithgrace.com   
This website focuses on five questions, fitting on one slide, to help you think about the basics of advance care planning. It also includes the moving story of a young woman named Za, who inspired the project.  

www.deathoverdinner.org
This website walks you through the steps involved in planning a dinnertime conversation about dying, with a bit of humor. Like The Conversation Project website, the site also offers a practical checklist to help you plan the discussion with loved ones.   

 

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
conversationready@bidmc.harvard.edu
bidmc.org/conversationready

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