This is a comprehensive website focused on end-of-life and grief support for adults and children from the largest nonprofit hospice serving the greater Cincinnati region. Hospice of Cincinnati is the fourth oldest hospice in the country and serves nearly 700 patients daily.
The Conversation Project website supports a national movement dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Resources include The Starter Kit, How to Talk to Your Doctor and patient stories. Ellen Goodman founded this grassroots movement in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
A nationally recognized provider of advanced communication skills training for physicians. Their verbal tools empower clinicians to communicate about serious illnesses empathetically and effectively. A 4-hour custom curriculum in advance care planning conversations was developed for Conversations of a Lifetime® and is offered several times a year at Hospice of Cincinnati
An internationally recognized, evidence-based system for person-centered decision making that transforms the healthcare culture by honoring an individual’s goals and values. Their mission is to guide organizations and communities worldwide to effectively implement and sustain evidence-based systems that provide person-centered care. Their Last Steps® Advance Care Planning Facilitator Certification is offered regularly at Hospice of Cincinnati.
Serious Illness Care Program
The Serious Illness Care Program is a system-level intervention created by a team of palliative care experts at Ariadne Labs. Their Serious Illness Conversation Guide serves as a framework for clinicians to explore topics that are crucial to gaining a full understanding about what is most important to patients.