HAVE YOU HAD THE CONVERSATION?
The Conversation Project fosters meaningful and effective conversations about end-of-life care. These are conversations for spouses/partners, parents, children, grandchildren, close friends – anybody who might be involved in making decisions for you at some point when you can’t speak for yourself (and 40% of us will face that at some point!).
You may have experienced or heard about:
• The added stress when families don’t know what their loved one would want as they are dying.
• Conflict (sometimes lasting damage) within a family if they disagree about what should be done or who should make decisions.
• Grieving which is more complex when people are left wondering if they did the right thing.
• The feeling that health care professionals are doing too little or too much treatment because a family is not united or unclear.
The Conversation Project in Boulder County is available with trained coaches and speakers. We’re happy to help you and provide you with resources!
As Ellen Goodman says: “It’s always too early until it’s too late.”
Deborah Ringen MSN, RN-BC Faith Community Nurse and Rev. W. Alan Froggatt