The Center for Practical Bioethics is a nationally recognized voice in aging and end-of-life care. The Center’s innovative programs and broadly based coalitions focus on policy reform, professional education, and citizen engagement.
Center activities in this arena include the following:
• Advance Directives: making your medical wishes known for when you can no longer speak for yourself during a serious illness or the end of life
• Centers for Disease Control Introduction for Public Health and Aging Services Professionals
• Coalition to Transform Advance Care Planning: transforming advanced illness care by empowering consumers, changing the health care delivery system, improving public and private policies, and enhancing provider capacity
• KC4 Aging in Community: an initiative to prepare today for tomorrow’s Kansas City with more demands on healthcare, transportation and housing by our increasingly aging population. For more visit www.kc4aic.org.
• Transportable Physician Orders for Patient Preferences (TPOPP): ensuring your loved one’s treatment wishes are honored as they move from one care setting to another
• National Healthcare Decisions Day: each year on April 16 is the day to designate someone to speak for you when you can no longer speak for yourself.
Video: The Center and Advance Directives, YouTube