The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Too many people are dying in a way they wouldn’t choose, and too many of their loved ones are left feeling bereaved, guilty, and uncertain.

It’s time to transform our culture so we shift from not talking about dying to talking about it. It’s time to share the way we want to live at the end of our lives. And it’s time to communicate about the kind of care we want and don’t want for ourselves.

To help you get started, the IHI Open School and The Conversation Project have created a free, four-lesson online course.”

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In addition to this course, the IHI Open School offers more than 30 online courses in Improvement Capability, Patient Safety, Patient- and Family-Centered Care, Leadership, Triple Aim for Populations, and Quality, Cost, and Value.

Click here to explore the rest of the IHI Open School catalog. Use the code "Conversation" to receive a 15% discount on an annual subscription.

Technology Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 1998 or later, or Macintosh
  • Internet Explorer 6.0+, Mozilla Firefox 2.0+, Opera 9.0+, Safari 3+. JavaScript and Cookies must be enabled.
  • Microsoft Office 2000 or later (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint will be used)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Minimum connection speed of 64 kilobits per second (without watching video).
  • To watch educational videos, need connection speed of 256-512 kilobits per second. Browsers that do not support HTML5 video and audio will require Microsoft Silverlight Player plug-in.
Questions or concerns? Please email us at openschool@ihi.org.