Think about your values and wishes, and start a conversation.
A successful journey begins with a good plan. The best place to start is to gather information on questions to consider and how to start a conversation. It is important to think about your values and what matters most to you and your quality of life. Use these free tools to start thinking and talking with your loved ones, friends, and health care provider.
RECOMMENDED* Talking Matters. The Conversation Project helps you to start often difficult conversations with family and friends about your values and wishes for end-of-life care. To find the materials in your language click on the starter kit and scroll down to find resources in English, Chinese, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.
ALTERNATIVE* How to Get Started. Prepare for Your Care offers you a step by step guide of how to start the advance care planning process. Available in English, Spanish and Chinese.
ALTERNATIVE* Write it Out. The Stanford Medicine – Letter Project is a great resource for ideas on writing down your values and wishes for your doctor, family and friends. Available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Tagalog, Hindi, Russian, Urdu and Vietnamese.