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Grief Dialogues: Stories to Empower Caring Conversations

Hosted by Be Present Care, Grief Dialogues, In honor of Walter Braswell & National Healthcare Decisions Day

Grief Dialogues: Stories to Empower Caring Conversations
Join this engaging & useful session as we showcase Grief Dialogues theatrical vignettes and share a daughter’s personal story to initiate healthcare conversations before it’s too late.

What are advance care planning* conversations? When and how do we start them for ourselves and family? What if our loved one is reluctant or resistant? These conversations are complicated even for healthcare and end-of-life care professionals. Add in cultural and generational considerations and a wrong word or phrase can end a discussion before it even gets started.

In this session, we use theatre concepts and storytelling along with The Conversation Project Starter Guide to empower you to develop a positive environment for these conversations. Elizabeth Coplan, Halle Williams, with Grief Dialogues Health Care Education & Stefanie Elkins, an Eldercare Manager/End-of-Life Doula of Be Present Care collaborate to bring a dynamic and intimate opportunity that encourages you to talk with your loved ones about the need for planning ahead. We also provide you insight and perspective to reflect on your own healthcare goals and wishes.

*Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a process of conversations & creating vital directives to express your healthcare goals, values, & wishes for when you’re not able to speak for yourself.


Talk, Panel, & Conversation Visual Art Storytelling Community Gathering Celebration & Remembrance
Arts & Entertainment End-of-Life Planning Grief Healthcare Social Justice & Race
Walter Braswell & National Healthcare Decisions Day

This event is in honor of Walter Braswell & National Healthcare Decisions Day

In honor and loving memory of Walter Braswell, a father, brother, grandfather, and rock-n-roller his whole life who always had his own agenda. Your daughters love and miss you very much!

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.

Read more about NHDD’s founding: