An Interview with Kate DeBartolo of the Conversation Project, Talking Matters

I sat down with Kate DeBartolo to learn about the Institute for Healthcare Improvements initiative, the Conversation Project. Kate DeBartolo, National Field Director, has worked at The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) since 2007. She currently leads both the national field team at IHI as well as for The Conversation Project. Her work on The Conversation Project began in April 2013.

Discussing end-of-life is difficult and a topic that is quite often avoided by many of us.  The Conversation Project’s mission is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. They believe, too many people are dying in a way they wouldn’t choose, and too many of their loved ones are left feeling bereaved, guilty, and uncertain.

Their FREE and PRINTABLE  Starter Kits are designed to guide us through a series of questions so that we stay focused on the critical decisions of the end-of-life discussion and opens an opportunity to spend some time thinking about our values in the type of care we receive.

I found our conversation so informative and helpful, and it left me feeling inspired to start having these types of discussions with my loved ones, too!  Please watch the interview below, so that you too can learn how to start your conversation today.

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