Conversation Starters


Resources for talking about end-of-life care.


The Death Deck lets you explore a topic we’re all obsessed with but often afraid to discuss.


Go Wish gives you an easy, even entertaining way to talk about what is most important to you. This card game helps you find words to talk about what is important if you were to be living a life that may be shortened by serious illness.


The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Their website includes a free downloadable conversation starter kit.


The Art of Dying website explores the concept of dying well and intends to serve as a practical and spiritual support to those faced with the prospect of death and dying. It is published by St. Mary’s University and affiliated with the Catholic Church.


National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is on April 16, and exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. Help others start to think about advance care planning by celebrating NHDD in your congregation.


"Being Mortal" is a film based on noted author and physician Atul Gawande's book discussing end-of-life and hospice care. You can watch "Being Mortal" for free on the PBS website. For discussion questions to follow the film, email director@healthministriesnetwork.net.


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