Apr 12, 2018
Kate DeBartolo is used to uncomfortable conversations. In fact, her job is to be a proponent of them. And here’s why. As the Director for The Conversation Project, her mission is to get people talking about one of the most difficult topics many of us will ever encounter: our end of life decisions and the end of life wishes of the those we love. Let’s face it, we’re all going to die. That’s a hard pill to swallow but it’s obviously true. And how we want to die, how we want our last days to be and how we want to be celebrated and honored after we’re gone are all topics worth considering and sharing with the people we live our life with. So, you may feel uncomfortable over the next 45 minutes but I invite you to stick with it because this episode could be the starting point to one of the most important conversations you ever have.
Kate DeBartolo is the Director of The Conversation Project, an initiative started in 2013 by The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) that is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.
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