are often a balance between our desires and our means, but at the end of the
day, they are decisions made with intent. But when it comes to how we want
to be treated at the end our lives, often we don’t express our intent or
tell our loved ones about it.
This has real consequences. 73% of Americans would prefer to die at home,
but up to 50% die in hospital. More than 80% of Californians say their loved
ones "know exactly" or have a "good idea" of what their wishes would be if
they were in a persistent coma, but only 50% say they’ve talked to them
about their preferences.But our end of life experiences are about a lot more
than statistics. They’re about all of us.
So the first thing we need to do is start talking. Engage With
Grace: The One Slide Project was designed with one simple goal: to
help get the conversation about end of life experience started. The idea is
simple: Create a tool to help get people talking. One Slide, with just five
questions on it. Five questions designed to help get us talking with each
other, with our loved ones, about our preferences.
And we’re asking people to share this One Slide – wherever and whenever
they can.at a presentation, at dinner, at their book club. Just One Slide,
just five questions. Lets start a global discussion that, until now, most of
us haven’t had.Here is what we are asking you: Download The One
Slide and share it at any opportunity – with colleagues, family,
friends. Think of the slide as currency and donate just two minutes whenever
you can. Commit to being able to answer these five questions about end of
life experience for yourself, and for your loved ones. Then commit to
helping others do the same. Get this conversation started.
Let’s start a viral movement driven by the change we as individuals can
effect…and the incredibly positive impact we could have collectively. Help
ensure that all of us – and the people we care for – can end our lives in
the same purposeful way we live them. Just One Slide, just one goal. Think
of the enormous difference we can make together.
To learn more please go to www.engagewithgrace.org.