Videos: Courageous Conversations Lesson 3


Let's talk about dying - Peter Saul TEDtalk

Published on Jun 9, 2013

We can’t control if we’ll die, but we can “occupy death,” in the words of Dr. Peter Saul. He calls on us to make clear our preferences for end of life care — and suggests two questions for starting the conversation. (Filmed at TEDxNewy.)

Making the CPR vs. DNR Decision

Published on Jun 10, 2014

A 5 step process to help you educate yourself and others about making the CPR vs. DNR decision. (CPR = Cardiopulmonary resuscitation DNR = Do not resuscitate) This clip from, “Why the Healthcare Directive You Wrote Might Not Work in the Hospital,” from clinical bioethicist, Viki Kind, can guide you to make an informed CPR or DNR decision.

The Human Connection of Palliative Care: Ten Steps for What to Say and Do

Published on Feb 19, 2013

Dr. Diane E. Meier is Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national organization devoted to increasing the number and quality of palliative care programs in the United States. In this video, Dr. Meier discusses 10 important steps in palliative care from over a decade of research. This video will serve as a valuable training tool and guide for medical professionals and their families.

How to Talk End-of-Life Care with a Dying Patient - Atul Gawande

Uploaded on Oct 12, 2010

Practicing surgeon Atul Gawande discusses the four important parts of talking with terminally ill patients about their end-of-life care. Rather than pressing patients to make hard decisions, Gawande emphasizes the importance of asking questions about their hopes and fears.


This excerpt was taken from a program titled “How to Live When You Have to Die,” featuring Atul Gawande. It was recorded in collaboration with the New Yorker Festival, on October 2, 2010.

Atul Gawande is a practicing surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston, and an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. Previously, he served as a senior health-policy adviser in the Clinton Administration. He is the author of “Complications,” “Better,” and “The Checklist Manifesto.” This year, he won a National Magazine Award for his New Yorker piece “The Cost Conundrum.”