A Culture of Living Well with Serious Illness

About the Continuum Project

We are an interprofessional team at MGH working to improve the culture of serious illness care by engaging with patients, families, clinicians, and staff. Our education program offers serious illness communications training to multidisciplinary clinicians, as well as advance care planning tools and resources for patients and families.

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Serious Illness Care Program

A part of the Continuum Project, the Serious Illness Care Program at MGH employs a systems-based approach to advance care planning (ACP) including, trainings, centralized location to record conversations; interprofessional support; and triggers to identify seriously ill patients.

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Carol’s Story

Serious illness conversations helped Carol and her family make important decisions along the way.

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Clinician Tools

Serious Illness
Conversation Guide
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Education Videos Learn More

Patient & Family Resources

Talking with Your Clinician
about Your Illness
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Advance Care Planning Resources Learn More

Our Mission

To Improve the serious illness experience for patients, families, clinicians, and staff, through engagement, advanced care, planning, and innovation in education and technology

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