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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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

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~ 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.

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Aging Resources

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

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Chronic Pain

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

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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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Library President Lisa Browar and VP for Research and Scholarship Ben Gross will participate in a panel discussion tonight following a showing of the 1931 Frankenstein at the Tivoli in Westport, beginning at 7 p.m. The program is hosted by...
.@LindaHall_org president Lisa Browar & yours truly will be talking about the history & science behind the publication of #Frankenstein tonight in @Westport_KC. Stop by @TivoliKC for a screening of the classic 1931 film, then stick around for the discussion....
#Frankenstein typifies perennial worries about human hubris in pursuit of scientific knowledge and control over the natural world. Read blog & join us for 1931 film & discussion, Thurs 10/18, 7p, Tivoli Westport
https://t.co/THdEYPYCqu https://t.co/hTIllF2PG7
Practical Bioethics: Film Series: Frankenstein Asks Us to Ponder What Is Monstrous Frankenstein typifies our perennial worries about the dangers of human hubris in pursuit of scientific knowledge and control over the natural world… (read blog post)
Frankenstein
Thursday, October 18, 2018
7:00pm
Tivoli Cinemas
https://practicalbioethics.blogspot.com/2018/10/film-series-frankenstein-asks-us-to.html
#geneediting
The Center for Practical Bioethics ...
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 ...
@KathyJoGreenlee shared experiences regarding her sexuality from high school to present day, the urgency for provider networks to be LGBTQ-friendly, and barriers many #LGBTQ elders face. https://t.co/k5rpADJanO https://t.co/rfBx0nunbE
@KcuJoplin medical students spent the afternoon learning what it's like to struggle with poverty at a "poverty simulation" led by @PracBioethics @LAMcNolty
https://t.co/VaojVKHYZM https://t.co/yBdkM5Rqvh
Challenges surrounding care in the final stages of life will be discussed Friday, Nov. 2, at Faithful Journeys, a Catholic end-of-life care conference at @NewmanU in Wichita.@gerberinstitute #Bioethics #EndofLife
https://t.co/Ev4fM31CUn https://t.co/B9l619um8S
Our board member Jane Lombard MD watched the next movie in our film series (this Thurs 10/4) while visiting her mother during her last week of life. Read Jane's thoughts about the movie, her mom and the lessons they offer.
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Practical Bioethics: Film Series: Watching Big Fish Next to My Mother in the Hospital I was watching “Big Fish” on Amazon Video whilst visiting my mother during her last week in this world. The movie seems like such a different death than the one I was witnessing in the hospital… (read blog post)
Bioethics ...
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 ...
Practical Bioethics: Film Series: Big Fish Emphasizes the Importance of Communication The movie Big Fish struck a chord because I encounter so many families with crushingly difficult personal relationships with one another. Having a challenging communication struggle with a family member, especially a parent, can sometimes be “managed” to get through ...
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 ...
Practical Bioethics: Gattaca Continues to Spark Pertinent Bioethics Discussions This week’s movie gives shape to the various anxieties that accompany discussion of genetic engineering in humans. Given the knowledge of how our genes will affect our future health, what would happen if that information were available to potential employers… ...
Gattaca Continues to Spark Pertinent Bioethics Discussions It’s October and the Center for Practical Bioethics is about to kickoff our fall film series: Science, Medicine &Unintended Consequences. Our first entry in the three-film series is Gattaca (1997), staring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, and Jude Law. Directed by ...
Kathy Greenlee on elder abuse Kathy Greenlee provides an update on researching elder abuse.
https://youtu.be/OYzwnoJ-y9k
#elderabuse
Kathy Greenlee is studying elder abuse at the center for practical bioethics

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