These States Are Most Concerned About End-of-Life Issues

While roughly 90% of Americans agree that discussing end-of-life care with their loved ones is important, only 27% actually follow through with conversations focused on planning, according to research from public engagement initiative The Conversation Project. Although many have ramped up community outreach efforts, that aversion to thinking about death has been a roadblock for […]

Huge Gap Between Thinking, Doing in End-of-Life Care

When it comes to end-of-life discussions, there tends to be a major disparity between thought and action. In Massachusetts, for example, 85% of residents believe that patients and their doctors should discuss end-of-life care—but only 15% of them have actually had these conversations. The figure doesn’t rise much for people who have serious illnesses—only about a […]