‘Death is not a failure’: Medical schools adapt end-of-life lessons

Jun 18, 2018

An update on the progress of the Coalition’s work with the four Massachusetts medical schools on revamping undergraduate curriculum to focus on serious illness communication skills.

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June 2018 Newsletter

Jun 01, 2018

This issue covers:

  • Recent media coverage
  • Giving a Voice to the Disabled Community in Advance Care Planning
  • Health Story Collaborative to Hold September Event
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Post 2018 Summit

May 31, 2018

In this issue:

  • Our Third Annual Summit!
  • Photo Gallery
  • The Conversation Project
  • Other Videos Shown at the Summit
  • Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors!
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April 2018 Newsletter

Apr 02, 2018

This issue covers:

  • Register Now for May 15 Coalition Summit!
  • Join the movement!
  • After 40 Years, Good Shepherd Community Care Still Leading the Way in Providing Serious Illness Care
  • HHS Panel Advances Payment Models to Support People with Serious and Advanced Illness
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March 2018 Newsletter

Mar 01, 2018

In this issue:

  • Coalition Annual Summit on May 15!
  • Beth Israel Deaconess and Red Sox Go to Bat for Healthcare Decisions Month
  • Hospice & Palliative Care Federation Works to Improve Serious Illness Care
  • National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16
  • Discussion on Decision Aids at Harvard Law School
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February 2018 Newsletter

Feb 01, 2018

This issue covers:

  • Coalition Members Gather for Dynamic November Meeting
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Joins with The Conversation Project and Honoring Choices to train Associates in Advance Care Planning
  • New Report Helps Hospitals Improve Care for Dementia Patients
  • The Conversation Project Can Help Prepare You for National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16
  • Third Annual Coalition Meeting Set for May 15
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September 2017 Newsletter

Sep 01, 2017

In this issue:

  • Join Us for the Nov. 7 Member Meeting!
  • Improvement Collaborative Supports Advance Care Planning
  • End With Care Directory
  • Creative Thinking at End Well Symposium
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End-of-life care focus of UMass Memorial training program

Jul 10, 2017

This piece includes information on the Coalition’s most recent research and describes an innovative training program at UMass Memorial to prepare nurses for hospice and palliative care.

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Medical schools to teach how to discuss patients’ goals for care — and for life

Jul 10, 2017

The Coalition convenes the four Massachusetts medical schools to strengthen curriculum around advance care planning conversations. Also discussed is the Coalition’s research and comments from patients and families.

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Cape Cod Healthcare Works To Change How People Talk About End-Of-Life Care

Jul 09, 2017

Cape Cod’s Quality of Life Initiative is an innovative, community-based program focused on getting people in the region to name and talk to a proxy.

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