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Conversation Ready: Advance Care Planning at BIDMC

Massachusetts has designated the Friday after Thanksgiving as Massachusetts' Advance Directive Day. For more than 15 years, BIDMC has used this time to educate our patients, families and staff about the importance of filling out a health care proxy, or advance directive, with loved ones. We have aptly named this initiative “Let’s Talk Turkey.”


At BIMDC we want to provide care that's right for you at every stage of your life, from birth to death and at many points in between. 

To help us do this, BIDMC is working on becoming "Conversation Ready." We are one of ten national Pioneers working with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to improve how we — and health systems across the country — provide care when people are very sick or near the end of their lives. 

But we can't do this alone. We need to work together with patients and family members, like you, to get this right. Learn more about Conversation Ready and what patients and family members can do to plan ahead and help make sure that we at BIDMC know what matters most to you.   

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Conversation Ready 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02215