That Conversation You've Been Meaning to Have: How to Engage with Grace

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73% of Americans would prefer to die at home; in Massachusetts only about 20% do. We can do better. The first thing we need to do is start talking.

Engage With Grace: The One Slide Project was designed with one goal; to help start the conversation about end of life expectations. The idea is simple. Create a tool to get people talking. One Slide, with just five questions, to help us talk with each other and our loved ones about our preferences.

We're asking you to share this One Slide wherever and whenever you can: at a presentation, at dinner, at your book club. Let's start a global discussion that, until now, most of us haven't had. Commit to being able to answer these five questions about end of life experience for yourself and for your loved ones. Then commit to helping others do the same.

Alexandra Drane and the Engage With Grace team

Request: If you plan to try to answer these questions with family members during the Thanksgiving holiday, and wouln't mind having a reporter listen in and record part of the conversation, please send an email to Martha Bebinger ( Thanks.

This program aired on November 26, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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Martha Bebinger covers health care and other general assignments for WBUR.




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