Summit: Advanced Care in the News

Advanced illness issues received an increase in media attention.  We believe that this is part of a growing momentum in America to address the needs of patients and families during serious illness.

Please let us know what videos that addressed an advanced illness issue inspired you this past year.  These videos could address: the spiritual/psychosocial aspect of care, innovative models of care that are working, financial issues, powerful patient and family stories, other.

Here are some great suggestions we’ve heard so far:

  • NBC’s Making a Difference: Dr. Peter Bolling describes the home-based palliative care program at the Department of Veteran Affairs as a “win for doctors, win for Medicare, and a win for folks like Isaac and Olga Graves”:

  • Ellen Goodman with Lana Zak of ABC on having the conversation:

  • On Point: Atul Gawande on advance care planning and how physicians aren’t always good at the “goals of care” discussion:

  • Michigan’s ABC-10: three part series on the value of  hospice:

Please contact us and let us know what video from the news has inspired you to transform care!
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