Blog: conversation-ready

Welcome to Talking Matters, a blog featuring updates, stories, and interviews from The Conversation Project. Check back each week for a new post!

…an advance directive is a way of extending my fatherly caring into a future when I will be the object of attention – and emotional distress. Envisioning such scenes, I imagine that my daughters might wish for my arm around their shoulders.

I couldn’t have predicted that learning what matters most to patients at the end of life would become so personally important to me this year. But I’m the kind of person who believes that everything…