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Connecting Conversations: End-of-Life DiscussionsConnecting Conversations: End-of-Life Discussions

Carol Gagne, Chaplain Manager of Pastoral Care in the Spiritual Care Department at Lowell General Hospital, sits down with Connie Mead, host of Health Styles at CTM-TV Chelmsford TV, to discuss the importance of having end-of-life conversations with your loved ones and healthcare providers. (Health Styles episode 124)

Massachusetts MOLST: "A way to make choices about your end-of-life medical care"Massachusetts MOLST: "A way to make choices about your end-of-life medical care"

This 13-minute original video about Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) was produced in Massachusetts in 2010. It features patients, family members, health professionals, clergy and others sharing their personal thoughts and stories about the value of MOLST for patients and for the people and health professionals who care for them. MOLST is a health decision-making process for seriously ill patients that stipulate wishes for ...

Connecting Conversations

If you don't want to talk about dying, you're not alone.

By having the conversation now, you can make sure that your own wishes and those of your loved ones are expressed and respected when the time comes. Lowell General's Connecting Conversations program invites you to join the conversation and learn why it is important to have these conversations early regarding end-of-life wishes with family members and healthcare providers. Together we can make these difficult conversations easier.

Learn more about our Upcoming Event in April.

Watch ABC World News with Diane Sawyer as the show featured a family's discussion around end-of-life wishes.

To start your own conversation, view The Conversation Project's starter kit. You may also call 978-937-6418 or email Carol Gagne for more information.

About Connecting Conversations

In conjunction with National Healthcare Decisions Day, Lowell General initiated its Connecting Conversations program as a means for staff, patients, visitors and community members to discuss important healthcare topics such as end-of-life wishes.

About The Conversation Project

The Conversation Project strives to make it easier for people to initiate conversations about dying, and to encourage people to talk now and as often as necessary so that their wishes are known for the kind of care they want and don't want when the time comes.

About Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST)

MOLST is a health decision-making process for seriously ill patients that stipulate wishes for life-sustaining treatment based on the patient's current condition. For more information and resources, please visit the MOLST website.

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