On January 19, 2016, I will be speaking to the Mary Greeley Medical Center (Ames, Iowa) "Prime Time Alive" organization. My presentation will outline the three issues that are already impacting how we view death and dying in America: an aging population, a scarcity of resources and a lack of health literacy when it comes to complex medical decision making. I'll share my Four Simple Steps for maintaining autonomy as a patient and being the best proxy possible for someone else.In light of the new Medicare rule concerning advance care planning, it's the perfect time to prepare for that all-important conversation with your primary physician.
It'll be a lively slideshow with plenty of time for Questions & Answers. (Book sales and signing will follow the program.) This event is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required: