It’s no surprise, yet it needs to be reiterated, that another major public survey has found that conversations, and documentation, around medical care at the end of life fall short of the mark for most people. A new survey out from the Kaiser Family Foundation underscores that many people have yet to have conversations with loved ones or professional caregivers about their wishes should they become seriously ill- but when conversations and advance planning documents exist, they are considered very helpful in determining appropriate care for the patient. A recent piece in STAT, written by Dr. Allison Bond from Mass General Hospital, makes the case from the physician’s perspective as to why such planning in advance and conversations are essential. Read her insights Here. And, of course, it’s important to acknowledge that these are tough conversations to have-no one can blame you if you find yourself stumbling. But there are resources out there- and The Conversation Project just released a funny little video to let you know you’re not alone in this challenge-so, for a laugh, and some lessons, watch Here.