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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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. ...
Join us on April 9th, for an art encounter with Marn Jensen and Andy Newcom. Marn has been part of the Hallmark Creative Community for over 30 years. As a mixed-media artist, she often incorporates found or antique objects in ...
Join us on April 9th, for an art encounter with Robyn Nichols. Silversmith Robyn Nichols’ handcrafted jewelry, tableware and sculpture are collected and displayed in world-renowned museums, including the Smithsonian and the Nelson-Atkins. This year, Robyn is creating a custom ...
@PracBioethics celebrates its 35th anniversary with a look at how genetic engineering is shaking up what it means to be human – from sex and war to love and death. Join the Center and technology futurist, sci-fi novelist @JamieMetzl, KC...
Photos from Center for Practical Bioethics's post Join us on April 9th, as technology futurist, sci-fi novelist and Kansas City native Jamie Metzl discusses his new book, “Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity.”
Jamie will show us how the genetic revolution will transform our ...
@PracBioethics welcomes the community to a celebration of life in memory of Richard Payne, MD, April 10, 10 AM, Cmty Christian Church, Kansas City. @RpayneMD
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Bill Colby, JD is legal counsel for @TrumanMedKC. In the 80s he represented the #Cruzan family from the Joplin area in a paradigm case in law and ethics. Co-sponsored by @PracBioethics, Bill spoke to @KcuJoplin med students w/ Nancy's nieces,...
Genetically altered mosquitos could help wipe out nsect-borne diseases. Critics fear they could wreak havoc if released into the wild. @PracBioethics explores #GeneticEngineering at upcoming event with @JamieMetzl. https://t.co/5HlHdsipkl https://t.co/bP27Po9lDK
@Pracbioethics invited ethics committee members to a screening of #ThreeIdenticalStrangers @iiistrangers. @LAMcNolty explores ethical issues raised by the film and secret identical sibling research in the latest issue of @hastingscenter Report. https://t.co/EiRXha5b9u https://t.co/qcFTIFOt0H
Photos from Center for Practical Bioethics's post The following personal reflection is adapted from thoughts shared with some palliative care colleagues on the night before Richard’s funeral:
I was blessed to be part of a large gathering of family, friends and out of town guests this evening ...
It is with profound sadness that we share with you that our colleague and friend, Dr. Richard Payne, 67 – internationally recognized expert in neurology, oncology, pain management, palliative care and bioethics – died January 3 from complications related to ...
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 ...
KC bioethicist: Human gene editing has potential for good, but proceed with caution Human Gene Editing: An Interview with KMBC
#geneediting #genomeediting #humangeneediting #bioethics
The case involving a Chinese scientist who announced he edited genetic material in twin baby girls is stirring up concern among the scientific community in Kansas City.
Please consider supporting our mission on GIVING TUESDAY! Your support also allows us to continue our legacy work in end-of-life decision making.
On a PERSONAL level, we guide patients, families and clinicians grappling with heartbreaking choices. On the PROFESSIONAL level, ...
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 ...
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 ...

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