Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Engage with Grace

Here's a great tool to use with patients or your loved ones to help them figure out their end-of-life wishes.

Engage With Grace is a movement aimed at having all of us understand and communicate our end-of-life wishes.

Their original mission- to get more and more people talking about their end of life wishes- hasn't changed. They thought they'd try something different this year: a bit of levity. The rest of this post has been copied from Engage With Grace.

"At the heart of Engage With Grace are five questions designed to get the conversation started. They're included at the end of this post. They're not easy questions, but they are important.

To help ease us into these tough questions, and in the spirit of the season, we thought we'd start with five parallel questions that ARE pretty easy to answer:

Silly? Maybe. But it underscores how having a template like this, just five questions in plain, simple language can deflate some of the complexity, formality and even misnomers that have sometimes surrounded the end-of-life discussion.

So with that, we've included the five questions from Engage With Grace below. Think about them, document them, share them.

Wishing you and yours a holiday that's fulfilling in all the right ways."

(To learn more please go to www.engagewithgrace.org. This post was written by Alexandra Drane and the Engage With Grace team. )


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Jerry said...


I’ve linked to your site in this month’s edition of Palliative Care Grand Rounds.

Check it out here:


Thanks, Jerry