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

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The Conversation Project began when Ellen Goodman and a group of concerned media, clergy, and medical professionals gathered to share stories of “good deaths” and “hard deaths” within their own circle of loved ones. They…

National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate, and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. During the week of April 16 – April 22, we hope that you will…

Patty Webster and her mom smiling
A Gift from My Mom, the Conversation Queen
By Patty Webster, 11/08/2017

April Fools’ Day and May 1st will always be embedded in my head and heart as the two days when the earth shifted beneath my feet. My mom unexpectedly had a stroke on April 1…

Sure, the baby isn’t due for a few months. But you’ve already mapped out the best route to the hospital. And the rush hour route. And the nobody-knows-this-route route… You’ve picked a paint color and…

Tufts Health Plan began developing the Voice Your Choice program in 2015 after reviewing both internal data sources and the literature on improving the end-of-life experience. Nora Buckley, Tufts Health Plan’s Senior Manager of Clinical…