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  • 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
  • Death and dying: Advocates seek state laws

    Death and dying: Advocates seek state laws   Debate of ‘death with dignity’ legislation spreads across the country View More
  • Truly the Best Business of the Year Award

    Truly the Best Business of the Year Award   MetroCare wins the Lee's Summit Chamber's non-profit small business award for 2015. View More
  • Attorney General Supports Center’s Position on TPOPP

    Attorney General Supports Center’s Position on TPOPP On January 13, 2015, the Kansas Attorney General (AG) provided an opinion regarding two questions related to TPOPP (Transportable Physician Orders for Patient Preferences). TPOPP is designed to ensure that seriously ill or frail patients can choose the treatments they want or do not want and that their…
  • Brittany Maynard’s Choice to End Her Life Raises Profound Questions

    Brittany Maynard’s Choice to End Her Life Raises Profound Questions John Carney, President & CEO of the Center for Practical Bioethics, responds to the struggle of a young woman suffering from a fatal brain tumor who ended her life after moving to Oregon where physician-assisted suicide is legal. View More
  • 5 Things to Know About Death and Dying Debates

    5 Things to Know About Death and Dying Debates Cathy Lynn Grossman, senior national correspondent for Religion News Service, identified 5 things about death and dying debates recently provoked by Brittany Maynard’s choice to end her life and suggests “neutral sources,” such as the Center’s Caring Conversations Workbook, that “are designed to get people thinking,…