HEALTHCARE

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~ WHAT WE DO ~

Healthcare Resource Assistance

Healthcare Resource Assistance

Our staff is ready to help with resource collection for individuals, educational institutions, healthcare providers or even advocacy groups.

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TPOPP Resources

TPOPP Resources

The Transportable Physician Orders for Patient Preferences (TPOPP) initiative is designed to translate patient preferences into medical orders.

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e-Preferences Quick Start

e-Preferences Quick Start

Our Conversation Starter Questions are designed to help you begin thinking of a few of the common topics for your upcoming discussions with loved ones.

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Caring Conversations

Caring Conversations

Our popular Caring Conversations resources and workbook will guide you and your family through the process of Advanced Care Planning.

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Workplace Programs

Workplace Programs

Our workplace programs are a benefit to employees who inevitably find themselves caring for both elderly parents at the same time of other generations of family.

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PAINS-KC

PAINS-KC

PAINS-KC offers a strong patient voice to help inform research and the development of patient-centered pain policy and educational programming and to help raise awareness of chronic pain in the KC metro area.

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EVENTS

Follow our event calendar for ongoing lectures discussing the latest topics in healthcare from patient-centered medicine to affordable care to end-of-life planning.

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Live Lectures

Our monthly live lectures on Facebook connect you to healthcare experts and authors discussing healthcare policy and how to support a loved ones end-of-life preferences.

Annual Dinner

Join us each year at our Annual Dinner and Symposium as our speakers explore patient centered healthcare solutions and enhancements in end-of-life planning.

Flanigan Lecture

At the Flanigan Lecture on August 7, 2018, Dr. Steven Miles questions, given what we know now, ought parents allow kids to play collision sports

~ POPULAR RESOURCES ~

Case Studies

Case studies provide a roadmap for decision-making in future cases, help drive the development of new analysis and thought about complex medical and moral dilemmas.

Aging Resources

These resources will help you plan for an aging population and the aspects of life including healthcare, caregiving, housing, shopping and driving.

Chronic Pain

These resources help us work to change the way chronic pain is perceived, judged and treated.

End of Life Resources

These resources and interviews help you navigate the complex healthcare system for living wills, durable powers of attorney and concerns about care outside of hospital.

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Sunflower Foundation awarded a grant to @pracbioethics to identify strategies to detect, address and prevent #ElderAbuse in KS. Former KS Secretary of Aging Kathy Greenlee has been leading that effort. Learn more at https://t.co/o74PTsoDqL. #WEAAD @SunflowerFDN @KathyJoGreenlee https://t.co/8Vd9ovOj6w
America's obsession with having it all without paying the price is the focus of Dr. Jonathan Moreno's lecture, August 13 at @TheJ_KansasCity.Free registration: https://t.co/IWhPO3OAW2
@pennprof #bioethics #healthcare https://t.co/Mdcz2W5ewx
Case Studies - My Patient’s Dying
I had never seen it before. I had no experience on which to base my unsettling suspicions. And yet, it was unmistakable. My patient, Ms. P, was dying right in front of me.
https://practicalbioethics.org/case-studies-my-patient-s-dying.html
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Case Studies - Managing Pain is a Family Affair
Mrs. W is a sixty-year-old African American woman with a recent diagnosis of breast cancer with metastases to the bone and lung. She has been married thirty-two years and has three ...
Good news about #KCU and executive dean Dr. Darrin D’Agostino, who serves on @pracbioethics board. KCU is one of 4 medical schools in the nation awarded "Exceptional Outcome" by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. @AOAforDOs https://t.co/fORasDy39l
Case Study - Why Are They Doing All This
Grace H. is a retired teacher who is suffering from Alzheimer dementia, who lives in a nursing home. She has not been feeling well lately. Her brother gives consent for her ...
Thousands of FREE Healthcare Resources If you haven’t visited our website recently, please take time to experience THOUSANDS OF FREE RESOURCES, expert interviews and advance care planning guides.
https://practicalbioethics.org/resources/caring-conversations
#bioethics #advancecareplanning #advancecareirectives #advancecareplanning
Thousands of FREE Healthcare Resources If you haven’t visited our website recently, please take time to experience THOUSANDS OF FREE RESOURCES, expert interviews and advance care planning guides.
https://practicalbioethics.org/resources/caring-conversations
#bioethics #advancecareplanning #advancecareirectives #advancecareplanning
Case Studies - Helping the Care Team Help Patient Patti
Patti, a 52-year old woman with history of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hepatitis C and substance abuse, presented to the emergency department after cardiac arrest at home with subsequent ...
Interview w/ Dr. Louise Aronson on her new book, Elderhood, based on the idea that old age (however you define it) is a separate and distinct phase of life and should be treated that way by the healthcare system. @judith_graham...
Fascinating hypothetical future "Gene Equality Project," shows that #GeneticEngineering doesn't offer any resources besides better genes. Without additional resources available to the affluent, the full potential of better genes is never realized. https://t.co/a7IKygdpNm
Dax Cowart's experience as a patient become one of the most studied cases in #bioethics and the right to refuse treatment. Dax died recently. @DSlotnik
https://t.co/Nf3mLWTG89 https://t.co/1D35aVAC1j
Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity Please SHARE and tell us your thoughts on Jamie Metzl's fascinating insight on the world of genetic engineering - that not only lies ahead - but has already begun to unfold…
#geneticengineering #genomics #genetic
Dr. Richard Payne / August 24, 1951 - January 3, 2019 Dr. Richard Payne
August 24, 1951 - January 3, 2019
Colleague, friend and mentor Dr. Richard Payne, an internationally recognized expert in neurology, oncology, pain management, palliative care and bioethics, died January 3, 2019 of complications from a cancer diagnosis. ...
Please Support Our Mission Each year, over 181,000 downloads of our FREE healthcare conversation guides and end of life planning educational resources occur online.
And all of these FREE resources are made possible by your individual support year-after-year. Thank you for considering supporting our ...
Film Series: Frankenstein Asks Us to Ponder What Is Monstrous This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus. The 1931 Universal Studios’ film adaptation of Frankenstein brought Shelly’s story to a mass audience. The mad Dr. Frankenstein, consumed with the desire ...
Film Series: Watching Big Fish Next to My Mother in the Hospital Now, this is an interesting coincidence, as I was watching “Big Fish” on Amazon Video whilst visiting my mother during her last week in this world.  I was summoned to Portland by my physician brother who told me that my ...
Film Series: Big Fish Emphasizes the Importance of Communication Dying is hard work.  Preparing to die is hard work. Watching someone you love die is hard work.  It is the hardest work a family does. Want to know another thing that can be hard work in a family?Communication.Big Fish ...

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