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  • Rosemary Flanigan Named to Starr Women’s Hall of Fame

    Rosemary Flanigan Named to Starr Women’s Hall of Fame The Center is honored that Rosemary Flanigan, PhD, as well as two longtime supporters of the Center's work – Mary Kay McPhee and SuEllen Fried – were named to the Starr Women's Hall of Fame class of 2017. View More
  • You see a man in a kilt. You don’t see his searing pain.

    You see a man in a kilt. You don’t see his searing pain. Ken agreed to share his story not merely to explain his kilt, but as part of a stepped-up effort, led by the Center for Practical Bioethics, to bring attention to the treatment of chronic pain and to change what is viewed as…
  • Current Issues in Bioethics Lecture Series

    Current Issues in Bioethics Lecture Series Co-Sponsored by the Center and Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences KCU medical students gather eight times throughout the year for lectures from nationally and internationally recognized experts in bioethics topics – and you can join them virtually! View More
  • Nancy Cruzan’s Legacy: Open Talk About Death With Dignity

    Nancy Cruzan’s Legacy: Open Talk About Death With Dignity   Removal of her feeding tube 25 years ago ended a right-to-die case that transfixed America View More
  • 40% of Cancer Patients Didn’t Discuss Preferences

    40% of Cancer Patients Didn’t Discuss Preferences   “Patients want their providers asking about their well-being, not just physical health status,” says John Carney. “The more reluctant physicians are in addressing the non-physical aspects of care, the more complicated the dance steps become.” View More
  • Kansas Citians with Chronic Pain Take Their Plight Public

    Kansas Citians with Chronic Pain Take Their Plight Public   “We don’t call them sufferers. We don’t call them patients. The center calls the group members “citizen leaders,” or simply “people who live with chronic pain.” View More
  • CHRONIC PAIN: National Groups Call on HHS to Release the National Pain Strategy Report and Endorse Four Core Messages

    CHRONIC PAIN: National Groups Call on HHS to Release the National Pain Strategy Report and Endorse Four Core Messages     A consensus emerged around four core messages developed by the Consumer Pain Advocacy Task Force (CPATF) in response to the report. View More
  • Death and dying: An emerging conversation

    Death and dying: An emerging conversation   Experts at KU Med Center and Center for Practical Bioethics among those helping to lead end-of-life discussion View More
  • Death and dying: Expanding palliative care

    Death and dying: Expanding palliative care   KU Hospital, Topeka nonprofit lead efforts to promote patient comfort View More
  • Expert hails Medicare proposal to reimburse end-of-life counseling

    Expert hails Medicare proposal to reimburse end-of-life counseling   KU palliative care doctor says plan represents positive step, although details yet to come View More