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Chicago chapter: Changing Costs and Care at the End of Life

06/11/13     Chicago, IL

AHCJ chapter event

In the wake of the "death panels" controversy that demonized efforts to compensate physicians for conversations with patients, there is a growing movement to improve end of life care. Billions of dollars are spent annually on Medicare patients for care delivered in the final months of their lives, much of it unnecessary, painful, duplicative and unwanted.

Studies have shown that earlier use of palliative and hospice care and advance care planning can not only improve the quality of life and care, but also lengthen lifespan, improve patient satisfaction and cut costs. This panel will discuss how hospitals, physicians and advocates are working with patients to improve end of life care.

Moderator: Mark Taylor, independent journalist

Panelists:

  • Former WGN producer and reporter Randi Belisomo, co-founder of Life Matters Media

  • Northwestern University oncologist Mary Mulcahy, M.D., co-founder of Life Matters Media

  • Julie Goldstein, M.D., a palliative care physician 

  • Martha Twaddle, M.D., nationally recognized expert on end of life care and the medical director of the Midwest Palliative and Hospice CareCenter

Moderator: Mark Taylor, independent journalist

Panelists:
Former WGN producer and reporter Randi Belisomo and co-founder of Life Matters Media
Northwestern University oncologist Mary Mulcahy, M.D. and co-founder of Life Matters Media
Julie Goldstein, M.D., a palliative care physician 

Time: 6 p.m. refreshments, 6:30 p.m. program

Location:

Columbia College Journalism Department
33 East Congress, corner of Wabash and Congress, under the L tracks
Room 219

Thanks to Columbia College for the venue!

RSVP to ahcj_chicago@mac.com