Reflect on Values and Beliefs

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The Greatest Gift: To be Comfortable and at Peace

A Conversation with Rabbi Carol Mitchell, Hospice Chaplain, Compassionate Care Hospice

Rabbi Carol Mitchell shares her thoughts on the role of a hospice chaplain, and how a chaplain can offer a unique kind of support to an individual and his/her family at the end of life. Read her informational and heart-warming interview on honoring the multi-cultural and multi-religious traditions and values of every adult at the end of life. Click here.

Explore Religious, Spiritual, Cultural Beliefs and Values

Everyone is different. We each have values and beliefs that can impact our health care decision making. Clergy and leaders share their thoughts on health care planning, and the importance of exploring our beliefs and values in our congregations and groups.

Joan Amaral-225x300Health Care Planning is Life Affirming

The teaching of the Buddha normalizes the question of life and death as the natural course of things.  It’s a freeing up of energy that is otherwise used for trying to avoid the subject of death, to be fully engaged in being alive.  Summer Death and Dying Series. Read more


Joan Amaral, Guiding Teacher, Marblehead Zen Center

Joe MayherIf You Care, You Prepare

Talking with your family and loved ones about health care planning is an act of real love.


Rev. Dr. Philip Joseph Mayher, Pastor and Teacher, The Congregational Church of Weston United Church of Christ

RabbiMeszlerJudaism and Health Care Planning

Talking with your rabbi can be very helpful when making health care and end of life care decisions, especially well in advance of a medical crisis.


Rabbi Joseph B. Meszler, spiritual leader of Temple Sinai of Sharon

Laura Everett headshot (2)Health Care Planning Conversations in Our Faith Communities


The Rev. Laura E. Everett, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches