Tuesday, March 7, 2017

How the End of Life Presents Enormous Opportunity

How to Find Meaning in the Face of Death - Emily Esfahani Smith describes how psychiatrist William Breitbart helps terminally ill patients find enormous opportunity in the end of life experience.

Taken from Smith's new book The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters

Monday, April 18, 2016

View: What Does a Good Day Mean to Your Patients?

Lachlan Forrow, MD, advisor to The Conversation Project, talks about what a good day means to his patients. One terminally ill patient, Dolly Baker, says that for her a good day is one where she is able to sing. Would your team uncover this information as part of their routine?

Monday, March 14, 2016

Listen: Debating Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Risks vs The Right to Choose

Guests on this episode of The Exchange include:
Dan Feltes, Democratic State Senator from Concord. He is a sponsor of SB426, which seeks to create a study committee about physician-assisted suicide.
Jim Kinhan, a retired clinical social worker and co-founder of Human Dynamics Associates in Concord. He has colon cancer and has been on a chemotherapy cycle for almost three years.
Mike Skibbie, policy director for the New Hampshire's Disability Rights Center.
Rob Spencer, doctor certified in anesthesiology, pain management, hospice and palliative medicine. He has been involved in end-of-life care for more than 30 years.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Listen: Does Facing Death Lessen Fears of Dying?

New England Public Radio's Susan Kaplan speaks with Professor Michael Norton and Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella about the impact of conversations that people in America are having about death and dying.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Engage: Where do you stand on PAS?

New Hampshire, along with many other states, is seeing legislation introduced each session to create some version of Physician Assisted Suicide. While only a handful of states have legalized this practice, it is a choice that more and more people say they want.

NH Senate Bill 426; Commission to Study End-of-Life Choices, is currently under consideration. Please take our short, 4-question survey, by 5 March 2016, and let us know where you stand!