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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.


Caring Conversations

Caring Conversations

Our popular Caring Conversations resources and workbook will guide you and your family through the process of Advanced Care Planning.


TPOPP Resources

TPOPP Resources

The Transportable Physician Orders for Patient Preferences (TPOPP) initiative is designed to translate patient preferences into medical orders.




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.


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.


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.



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.


Flanigan Lecture

Dr. Jonathan Moreno will explore the moral choices that accompany medical progress, from aid in dying, organ transplants and vaccinations to doctor-patient relationships, gene editing and healthcare reform.

Berkley Symposium

Panelists, moderated by Dr. Jonathan Moreno, will examine the potential promise and unintended consequences of genetic engineering.  

Live Lectures

Our monthly live lectures on Facebook connect you to healthcare experts and authors discussing healthcare policy and how to support a loved one's end-of-life preferences.


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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It was my experience as an OB/GYN physician that really sparked my desire to get more involved at the Center for...

Posted by Center for Practical Bioethics on Tuesday, September 24, 2019
FREE Discussion Guides on Advance Care Planning

Please SHARE these FREE resources including the Caring Conversations® Workbook (English/Spanish), Durable Power of Attorney, Advance Care Directives and more to help guide you and your family through the process of Advanced Care Planning. #advancecareplanning #advancedirectives #durablepowerofattorney #caringconversations

Posted by Center for Practical Bioethics on Friday, August 30, 2019

Case Study - The Case of Nancy Cruzan A 30-year-old accident victim suffered lack of oxygen to her brain for six to...

Posted by Center for Practical Bioethics on Friday, August 23, 2019

Case Study - The Case of Claire Conroy An 84-year-old non-ambulatory nursing home patient was confined to semi-fetal...

Posted by Center for Practical Bioethics on Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Case Study - Nursing Staff in Moral Distress When Patient Wishes Not Followed Freda is a 32-year-old lady living in a...

Posted by Center for Practical Bioethics on Friday, July 26, 2019
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

Posted by Center for Practical Bioethics on Monday, May 13, 2019

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