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BIDMC's Conversation Ready Project

How do you want to die? Meet the movement on a mission to make death part of popular conversation: A PBS NewsHour Weekend segment featuring The Conversation Project's Ellen Goodman and BIDMC's Lachlan Forrow, MD.

Innovate and Deliver: Ready, Willing, and Able: a BIDMC Giving Matters spotlight on the Conversation Ready project (page 8).
Non-interoperable directives: End-of-life wishes and EHRs don't yet mesh: a Modern Healthcare story about advance directives and electronic health records in which BIDMC's Conversation Ready work is cited.

Conversation Ready at BIDMC: Rethinking Care at the End of Life: a feature story about Conversation Ready efforts at BIDMC, including a video featuring Susan Johnson, a BIDMC patient who spent eight months in the ICU.  

A first breath, and a last breath. In Longwood, that's life: a Boston Globe article featuring a BIDMC patient during her final days of life.

"A Soul Doctor and A Jazz Singer": a video featuring Lachlan Forrow, MD, BIDMC's Director of Palliative Care and the Ethics Support Service, and the singer and BIDMC patient Thelma Botelho. 

"Pioneering Health Care Organizations Pledge to Become Conversation Ready": announcement from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. 

"Who's Conversation Ready? How Health Care Can Respect End-of-Life Wishes": WIHI radio show featuring Lauge Sokol-Hessner, MD, BIDMC's Conversation Ready physician lead.

"Speak Up and Stay Alive: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Conversation Ready": radio program featuring BIDMC's Lauge Sokol-Hessner, MD, and Jennie Greene, MS.  

"Putting 'Conversation Ready' into Practice: An Interview with Dr. Lauge Sokol-Hessner": part of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's "IHI Improvement Blog."

"Mortal Matters": a Boston Globe column written by Lachlan Forrow, MD, BIDMC's Director of Palliative Care and the Ethics Support Service.

"Life as a HealthCare CIO": a blog by John Halamka, MD, BIDMC's Chief Information Officer.

"The BIDMC Community Talks About the Importance of a Health Care Proxy": a video featuring BIDMC providers and staff talking about why everyone should select a Health Care Proxy.

"A Wedding in Intensive Care": Haider Javed Warraich, MD, a BIDMC resident reflects on one patient's death in The New York Times.

"Boston Doctor Stresses End of Life Planning": Lachlan Forrow, MD, discusses the importance of advance care planning in this Boston Herald article.  

Al Jazeera and the Conversation Project: a video featuring a BIDMC Intensive Care Unit and The Conversation Project's Ellen Goodman.

The Conversation Project