The E•O•L Deck!
The E•O•L (End of Life) Deck is a tool used by families, caregivers, and healthcare providers to help facilitate conversations about end-of-life wishes. With a casual tone, multiple-choice and open-ended questions, the E•O•L Deck makes starting conversations about what matters most a little easier.
How To Play:
The E•O•L Deck is a tool for professionals working with hospice, palliative care, and aging populations to explore end-of-life preferences. We suggest previewing cards and selecting questions that are best suited to the individual patient/family system. For patients that are less ready to talk about their dying process, we recommend starting with cards that focus on their life and legacy.
For Family & Friends:
Knowing the preferences of your loved one/family member will help increase the likelihood that you are able to honor their wishes when the time comes. The E•O•L Deck is a way to begin exploring end-of-life wishes in a non-threatening manner. If your loved one/family member is reluctant to talk about this topic, we suggest starting with questions related to their life and legacy. We also highly encourage answering the questions yourself and including others in the conversation.