List of Presentations
Childhood Grief in Context w/ Svetlana Leeds, PsyD
Digital Estate Planning w/ Nicholas Daviau, Esq
End of Life Doulas w/ Jane Moore of International End of Life Doula Association
Green Burials w/ Judith Lorei & Sophia Sayigh from Green Burial Massachusetts, Inc
Grieving During the Holiday Season w/ Cathy Renz, LICSW
Grieving the Loss of Our "Normal" w/ Svetlana Leeds, PsyD
Home Funerals w/ Kristen Fumarola of Peaceful Passage at Home
In-Utero Loss & Grief w/ Allison Kitson, LICSW, BCBA
Legal Considerations for End of Life Plans w/ Marlee Cowan, partner at Pabian & Russell, LLC
Mourning in the Age of COVID-19 w/ Malka Young, LICSW, CCM
Obituary Writing w/ Kate Klise, author
Pet Loss w/ Meaghan Hanlon of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Planning for Death w/ Kristen Fumarola of Peaceful Passage at Home
Streamlining Your Possessions w/ Laura Weiler of An Organized Start
This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Cooperative Agreement UG4LM012347-01 with the University of Massachusetts, Worcester.
National Institutes of Health - The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
- National Institute on Aging: End of Life - The National Institute of Aging has collected a number of resources about end of life concerns, questions, and considerations.
- National Library of Medicine - The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. NLM is the world’s largest biomedical library.
The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health.
Death Over Dinner - "How we want to die represents the most important and costly conversation America isn't having." A positive, interactive guide to hosting a dinner party to foster conversation about end-of-life concerns and observations with friends, family, and others in your life. The site gathers resources from dozens of medical and wellness leaders for your consideration.
The Conversation Project - Started in 2010 by Pulitzer Prize winner Ellen Goodman and a group of colleagues, The Conversation Project is "a public engagement initiative" whose goal is "to have every person's wishes for end-of-life care expressed and respected."
- Conversation Starter Kit - A useful tool to help you have a conversation with a family member, friend, or other loved one about your – or their – wishes regarding end-of-life care. Other languages: Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian. Other formats: Audio (English)
See: Additional Resources for Individuals
- Conversation Starter Kit for Families and Loved Ones of People with Alzheimer's Disease or Other Forms of Dementia - This Starter Kit is specifically designed to help families and loved ones of people with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia who want guidance about “having the conversation.” Other languages: Chinese.
See: Additional Resources for People with Alzheimer's Disease or Other Forms of Dementia
- Pediatric Starter Kit: Having the Conversation with Your Seriously Ill Child - This Starter Kit is specifically designed to help parents of seriously ill children who want guidance about “having the conversation” with their children. Other languages: Chinese.
See: Additional Resources for Caregivers and Families of Seriously Ill Children
- Who Will Speak For You?: How to Choose and Be a Health Care Proxy - This user-friendly guide offers facts and tips necessary to make sound decisions about choosing, and being, a health care proxy--the person who will make decisions about your medical care if you become unable to make them for yourself. Other languages: Chinese, Portuguese.
See: Additional Resources About Health Care Proxies
- What Matters to Me: Workbook - Jointly created by Ariadne Labs and The Conversation Project to help people with a serious illness think through and talk about what matters most to them, to make sure they get the care they want.
- How to Talk to Your Doctor - After you’ve had the conversation with your loved ones, the next step is talking to your doctor or nurse about your wishes. Don’t wait for a medical crisis; talking with your doctor or nurse now makes it easier to make medical decisions when the time comes. Other languages: Chinese.
See: Additional Resources for Talking to Your Doctor