How could working at a hospice in Bend, Oregon shape the way you live your life? Join Lisa Hurley and Jason Medina on Life's Too Short as they discuss death, dying and the pursuit of a life well lived - mixed with a generous dose of coffee and levity.
Being an Oncologist
Lisa and Jason sit down with Dr. Stephen Kornfield to discuss hard patient conversations, new oncological therapies, and his love of bird watching.
The Big Deal About Advance Directives
Melissa Lande, attorney with Bryant, Lovlien and Jarivs, and Adriane Mackie, nurse with Partners In Care, join Lisa and Jason as they discuss the importance of Advance Directives.
Websites with further information:
A great resource for looking up the Advance Directive Form by state: https://www.nhpco.org/advancedirective/
The Conversation Project: https://theconversationproject.org/
Five Wishes: https://fivewishes.org/ (Currently not recognized in Oregon)
Lisa was spot on! Check out this webpage from Stanford Palliative Care regarding how many people prefer to die at home.
There is also a great article from The Washington Post about why many still die in the hospital even though 80% prefer to die at home.
Death Doulas (also known as Death Midwives) have grown in popularity since the turn of the 21st century. Lisa and Jason, in another socially distanced episode, welcome Erin Collins as she discusses the history and responsibilities of the death doula, along with how death doulas work in partnership with hospice care and support.
A Conversation with Eric Alexander, Part 2
Lisa and Jason continue their conversation with Eric Alexander, CEO of Partners In Care, about being the CEO of a not-for-profit hospice, the history of Partners In Care, the new Hospice House, and the future of hospice care.
A Conversation with Eric Alexander, Part 1
Lisa and Jason talk with Eric Alexander, CEO of Partners In Care, about being the CEO of a not-for-profit hospice, the history of Partners In Care, the new Hospice House, and the future of hospice care.
What is Palliative Care?
Lisa and Jason enjoy another cup of coffee while discussing Palliative Care with Jenny Blechman, MD.
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