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End of Life Planning: How to Discuss and Address Questions about End of Life Care

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A study by Stanford University reports that 80 percent of people would prefer to die at home, yet only 20 percent actually do. End-of-life care describes the time in a patient’s life when care shifts from curative to palliative, providing relief and comfort at the end of life. We’ll discuss the kinds of care available to patients and families in Maine, what common challenges people face, as well as the legal matters that need to be addressed when planning for end-of-life issues.

Guests

Daryl Cady, CEO, Hospice of Southern Maine

Peter Plumb, founding partner, Murray Plumb & Murray in Portland

Dr. Bill Frank, board certified family practitioner, practiced in Sanford for 36 years; covering physician with Hospice of Souther Maine; president of medical staff at Southern Maine Health Care; medical examiner

 

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.