They have built creative collaborations to introduce the importance of having crucial conversations about what matters most to people and getting their wishes documented. Learn how they built relationships with leaders in the Church of Jesus Christ (LDS), Faith Nurses and faith-based health clinics, and community groups. Borrow their good ideas of creating a single page flyer on their key offerings, developing a "Book Club for Mortals" (reading books like Driving Miss Norma, When Breath Becomes Air, The Last Lecture, and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes), and movie screenings to stimulate conversations about what's on your bucket list.
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Whether you are professional or family caregiver, you will find support and compassionate reminders to take care of you while you take care of others at the Heart of Hospice podcast. In Episode 43, learn how Wise Caregivingfounder, chaplain, and Zen teacher Jonathan Prescott brings mindfulness into his work and life.
News from the Field
We don't shy away from acknowledging that launching successful advance care planning programming can require a "long runway". Building strong relationships on the ground can really help your project take off. The persistent, dedicated team at Hawaii's Kokua Mau have been reaching out to partners across faiths and across the islands for years. In their August newsletter they announced:
11 ACP Trainings in an all-islands collaboration with the Hawaii Catholic Conference
We are happy to announce that in collaboration with the Hawaii Catholic Conference we are participating in their 11 trainings on all islands about the importance of the conversation and Advance Health Care Directives as well as the benefits of hospice and palliative care. These events are the culmination of months of planning and collaboration with Fr. Mark Gantley, Eva Andrade and Kokua Mau's own Joy Yadao.
Congratulations, Hope Young and Jeannette Koijane of Kokua Mau!
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Download the Getting Started Guide for Congregations
This guide is designed to help congregational leaders introduce The Conversation Project's mission and free resources in the communities they know and serve. It is filled with examples of how diverse faith communities are encouraging their congregants to engage in thoughtful reflection and have conversations about their end-of-life care wishes with loved ones and health care providers.Click here to download the Guide.