The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-life Care, released last month by Dr. Angelo Volandes, is part memoir and part guide about how American medicine fails patients with serious illness. The author offers a better approach to improve how Americans live as well as possible for as long as possible. According to Dr. Volandes, ” …this will help translate the intangible complexities of medicine into clear terms so that patients and their families can be empowered and informed when making decisions about how they want to be cared for. This book is not just about the problems we are facing in American medicine, but also talks about bright spots for change. It is also purposely written in a way that makes it accessible to different types of readers, not just academics.” Click here to learn more about Dr. Volandes and his work surrounding end-of-life planning and care.