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Video Now Available: Ellen Goodman Discusses "The Most Important Conversation We’re Not Having"

November 3, 2016
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On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, Ellen Goodman presented the 2016 NINR Science and the Public Lecture on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In her talk, "The Most Important Conversation We’re Not Having," Ms. Goodman described The Conversation Project, a public health campaign and a movement, that works to change the way people talk about, and prepare for their end-of-life care.

About the Speaker:

Ms. Goodman has spent most of her life chronicling social change and its impact on American life. She was one of the first women to write for the op-ed pages where she became, according to Media Watch, the most widely syndicated progressive columnist in the country. In 1980, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary. Ms. Goodman founded The Conversation Project in 2012 which is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.  The Conversation Project has the audacious goal of changing our nation’s culture so that everyone’s wishes for end of life care are both expressed and respected.

Updated November 3, 2016:  Video of this event is now available. Please click play on the embedded video below, or watch on the NINR YouTube channel at:

About the Event:

The NINR Director’s Lecture series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience. The Science and Public Lecture is designed to highlight issues of relevance to the broader public. Please visit for more information. 

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