High School students trained to become cultural ambassadors for aging and end of life issues

To improve end-of-life care in the United States, especially among minorities, much work will need to be done to build trusting relationships, ones in which patients feel comfortable in engaging in end-of-life conversations. Based on recommendations from multi-ethnic patients and families, Stanford launched the Letter Project, a grass-roots campaign to empower multi-ethnic patients to initiate end-of-life conversations with their doctors.

We’re working with 13 different ethnic groups and training students and community leaders in end-of-life care in order for them to serve as cultural ambassadors and facilitate good care for the groups they represent. We recently trained a group of underserved Hispanic high school students from the Leadership Public School San Jose to bring important messages about end-of-life care to their families and communities. Students came to Stanford for boot camp on aging and end-of-life issues and learned to help seniors in their communities document their end-of-life wishes.

To read more please check out recent article posted by the Washington Post on our Letter Project: The silver tsunami is actually silver-brown. How does end-of-life care differ for minorities?

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  • Such a wonderful way to bridge a generation gap through an important and meaningful issue…

  • jyui

    To become the cultural ambassador’s proper training as well as functional works need to take in granted since the inceptions. In order to find out the professional aspects in attaching the perfect outlines in achieving the best students or leaders before mentioned guidelines are the key approaches to all the process flows.

  • jyui

    To become the cultural ambassador’s proper training as well as functional works need to take in granted since the inceptions. In order to find out the professional aspects in attaching the perfect outlines in achieving the best students or leaders before mentioned guidelines are the key approaches to all the process flows.

  • winnie hardy

    It is really nice