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In “The Conversations We Should Be Having Now” section the author discusses end of life planning and introduces Ellen Goodman. Goodman initiated “The Conversation Project”, focusing on people expressing end of life wishes and having them respected. Goodman feels that we should discuss what matters to us and not what’s the matter with us.

Initial Discussion Post:

  • Identify and state when end of life conversations should occur and why at that time(s).
  • Identify and describe how as a RN you can promote and support this end of life decision process.
  • Identify and state how the RN’s personal beliefs and feelings can impact having these end of life conversations with patients and families.