HEALTHCARE

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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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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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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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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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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.

DON'T MISS OUT!

Be sure to register for the Flanigan Lecture and Berkley Symposium.

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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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The African American Advance Care Planning Palliative Care Network met at Duke University to launch the next phase of a project to increase Advance Care Planning in African American faith communities. #AdvanceCarePlanning #bioethics https://t.co/zIQlH8NDDd https://t.co/iTeIyOjBKM
Advance Care Planning and the Legacy of Dr. Richard Payne The African American Advance Care Planning Palliative Care Network is the brainchild of the late Dr. Richard Payne, a man of great honor and distinguished character. I’ll always remember being introduced to him, initially by phone in 2006, when I ...
Scientific advances have led to cures for illnesses that were once a death sentence but they can costs in the millions. Who has access? #bioethics #healthcare
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We're excited about The Art of the Wish. Marn Jensen and Andy Newcom are translating the wisdom of #OlderAdults -valuable for any clinician to know - into art. The exhibition, based on Wishes for the World, will be ready next...
How False Beliefs in Physical Racial Difference Still Live in Medicine Today https://t.co/KBAd3GbQtx
CEO John Carney was one of several co-authors on letter
stressing the importance of including orders about artificial nutrition preferences on #POLST (Provider's Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) forms. https://t.co/1SF12SwYvd
Don't miss @nytimes article by Dr. Jonathan Moreno & Amy Gutmann. The message: Don't throw out Obamacare; improve it. Jonathan was in #KansasCity today to present the Flanigan Lecture and Berkley Symposium. https://t.co/hoEj8MU7hd
Thank you @Cerner for hosting the @PracBioethics https://t.co/GoOvewB9tG workshop in your new experience center! The view from the rooftop terrace is great. The highly engaged discussion about the challenges and opportunities was even better. https://t.co/lCgMV7aLcJ
@PracBioethics @ChildrensMercy CRIO Mark Hoffman, PhD cont'd:
"...but we need a framework to assess the risk of AI in healthcare."
Cerner is excited to sponsor and help facilitate the https://t.co/qn2oHs6uyS Workshop put on by @PracBioethics! Some of our UXers hard at work. https://t.co/3s7ZpIkIFA
Inaugural #EthicsAI workshop here in Kansas City hosted by @Cerner in partnership with @PracBioethics - exciting day ahead! https://t.co/airWaCPKDP
Walking Humbly with a Sacred Mission When our colleague and mentor, Dr. Richard Payne, died suddenly in January 2019 following a short but aggressive illness, we gathered in Kansas City in April to celebrate his life and to explore how we might continue his legacy work ...
This space & place a “think tank” of stakeholders. Such an incredible experience of scientific minds, medicine, and the movement from #PurposeToPractice with faith leaders, thanks to Dr. Payne. #ACP #PalliativeCare @PracBioethics @VITAS @DukePallCare @NCStateSW @AMEBethel https://t.co/wcBxWf2z0V
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 ...
Fostering Civil Discourse - and Humor - in a Partisan Era By Tarris Rosell, PhD, DMinFifteen years ago in the aftermath of 9/11, I was invited to respond as an Ethics panelist to a new, self-published book, The Fundamentals of Extremism (Blaker, et al., New Boston Books, Inc., 2003). The authors ...

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