The Conversation Project – Palliative Care
In 2012, Care New England joined a national Initiative with 10 other pioneering organizations to support an effort by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The initiative is to better prepare health care providers to receive and respect patients' wishes about end-of-life care and is a critical companion to The Conversation Project.
Why have The Conversation?
The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Together we can make these difficult conversations easier. We can make sure that our own wishes and those of our loved ones are expressed and respected. Have you had the conversation?
How the "Conversation" started
The Conversation Project began in 2010, when Ellen Goodman and a group of colleagues and concerned media, clergy, and medical professionals gathered to share stories of "good deaths" and "bad deaths" within their own circle of loved ones.
In order to make this vision a reality, The Conversation Project began its collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in September of 2011. IHI is a not-for-profit organization that helps lead improvement of health and health care throughout the world.