Dying Well In America: Giving And Getting The Best Care Possible Through The End Of Life
*Sponsored by UPMC Hamot
Ira Byock, M.D. is Director of Palliative Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH and a professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He has been involved in hospice and palliative care for nearly 35 years. Throughout his career, he has been a consistent advocate for the voice and rights of dying patients and their families.
Dr. Byock helped found a hospice home-care program for indigent populations in Fresno, CA. He was a cofounder and principal investigator for the Missoula Demonstration Project, an organization in Montana dedicated to researching and transforming end-of-life experiences. From 1996 through 2006, he served as Director for Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care, a national grant program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
And he has served as President of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Dr. Byock has authored many articles on the ethics and practice of hospice, palliative and end-of-life care. His books have becomes become standards in the field and widely used as counseling tools by palliative care and hospice programs. His most recent book, The Best Care Possible, tackles the crisis surrounding serious illness and dying and his quest to transform care through the end of life.
Dr. Byock has been a featured guest on numerous national television and radio programs, including
"NPR: All Things Considered," "CBS 60 Minutes," "Fox and Friends," and "PBS The News Hour."
Luncheon & Lecture: Adults $20; Students $10
Friday, 16 November, 2012
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