Thank you for your interest in this study!

My name is Kate Petersen, and I’m a graduate student in clinical psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California.

I am studying how people communicate their wishes for end-of-life care to their loved ones (sometimes using documents called “advance care directives” or "living wills"), and how this communication affects their loved ones’ grief after they pass away. This subject is important to me, and I hope my study can contribute to our knowledge about grief and end-of-life planning.

For my study to work, I need people who have recently lost a loved one to complete an online survey about their experiences. This can be hard to think about, but it is an important topic, and I would very much appreciate your participation.

The survey is online, completely anonymous, and takes about 25 minutes to finish.

By participating, you can gain…
- The satisfaction that you are contributing to knowledge about this topic
- A free book—Grieving Mindfully (New Harbinger, 2005)—to be sent to you after you complete the survey

If you are interested in participating, please answer the following questions to determine your eligibility:

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I am an adult who lives in the United States.

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An adult family member of mine passed away between 6 months and 2 years ago.

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I was involved (a little or a lot) in the decision-making process about end-of-life care.

9% of survey complete.