Did you know that 95% of Americans say that it's important to discuss their end-of-life wishes with their loved ones, but only 32% have had the conversation?*
And that 97% believe it is important to put their wishes in writing, but only 37% have done it?*
Many don’t want to upset their loved ones, when in reality over 50% of individuals would be relieved if a loved one brought up the topic.*
Upcoming holiday gatherings are a perfect opportunity to have meaningful conversations
with your loved ones
about your values, desires, and wishes.
What better gift could family members give than listening to each other and acknowledging how they want to be treated at a difficult time?
Talking with your loved ones openly and honestly, before a medical crisis happens, gives everyone a shared understanding about what matters most to you at the end of life.
In addition to having the conversation, it’s important to choose a health care proxy – the person who will make decisions about your medical care if you become unable to make them for yourself.
Not sure how to get the conversation started?
Our website has several user-friendly guides
with tips to guide the discussion. In addition to English editions, several are available in Spanish and/or Creole. Click on any title below for more details and to download.
*Source: The Conversation Project National Survey 2018