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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Clinician Tools

Trainings Learn More
Serious Illness
Conversation Guide
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Patient Stories Learn More

Patient & Family Resources

Patient Events Learn More
Talking about What Matters to You in Your Care Learn More
Advance Care Planning Resources Learn More

Carol’s Story

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

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Our Mission

Our mission is to elevate patient voices by improving communication and care planning between clinical teams, patients, and caregivers. We accomplish this through team-based education, patient and caregiver engagement, clinical champion development, data-driven improvement, and access to tools and resources.

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