Hear Me Now Podcast

Trusted Decision Maker

Episode Summary

Dr. Ira Byock, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Providence Institute for Human Caring, discusses a new vision for advance care planning that simply asks individuals to name a trusted decision-maker to speak for them in the event they’re not able to speak for themselves. This choice is then entered into the electronic health record by a care provider. Joining Dr. Byock are Edo Banach, President and CEO of the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization, and Nathan Kottkamp, founder of the National Healthcare Decisions Day.

Episode Notes

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At the Institute for Human Caring, we believe that whole person care is essential to helping patients, families, and caregivers experience the best care possible. This requires attending to the body, mind and spirit.  To learn more about whole person care and the Institute for Human Caring go to: instituteforhumancaring.org

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