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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
@JamieMetzl, who spoke last month at our Annual Dinner, has a new article on the assisted reproduction revolution and society's lack of preparedness to address the issues it raises. #HackingDarwin https://t.co/BfqnN96GBh https://t.co/WyHk1sRKMJ
We avoid dealing with these problems in healthcare at our own peril. That's today's warning from #Axios @caitlinnowens
https://t.co/v2Hc3IG4Zy
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
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
Learning about conducting a family meeting from Brian Carter, MD, at @PracBioethics Ethics Committee Consortium workshop, as well as landmark cases in #bioethics presented by @tarrisrosell. @ChildrensMercy @KUMedCenter https://t.co/s1RQXhsROm
The Annual Dinner for the Center for @PracBioethics was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown on April 9th... https://t.co/yRXnpe4hzu https://t.co/PseQa27LVC
Opinion | Making Babies in the Year 2045 Making Babies in the Year 2045 - New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/10/opinion/genetic-testing-privacy.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share
Huge pools of health data collected over the past generation allow you to pick many of your child’s genetic traits. Are you comfortable with that?
Annual Dinner 2019 Patron Party The Center welcomed Annual Dinner sponsors and special guests to a gathering in the Fountain Room at the 1900 Building to celebrate the Center's 35th Anniversary. Guests enjoyed the opportunity to view and bid on art pieces created for auction ...
Annual Dinner 2019 The 2019 Annual Dinner, celebrating the Center’s 35th year of advancing the health and dignity of all persons, was a tremendous success with more than 600 in attendance. The evening featured Jamie Metzl's keynote address exploring the delicate and fascinating ...
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 ...
Conversation Guides for Families Over the Holidays “How do we start a conversation with our parents about Advance Care Directives?”
CONVERSATION GUIDES -
https://practicalbioethics.org/resources/caring-conversations.html
#advancecaredirectives #caringconversations #advancecareplanning
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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