Continuing the search for civil discourse on health reform
The Center for Practical Bioethics continues to speak out for civil discourse on health reform, with the aim to provide information, help people gain understanding and find common ground.
Here's Center activity for the week of August 24-28:
End of Life Scare Take II
Podcast: 13 minutes 45 seconds
VP for Aging and End of Life
Center for Practical Bioethics
August 28, 2009
There is confusing language about advance care planning in the US House version of healthcare form. But it is not inaccurate … and actually protects the interests of the elderly and disabled.
That’s according to John Carney, a vice president at the Center for Practical Bioethics. He talks about it in this edition of The Bioethics Channel.
Don’t give up on advance care planning
Testimony – Myra Christopher
Congressman Dennis Moore (D-KS)
August 27, 2009
It is our hope that when you and your colleagues return to Washington in the next few days that you will not succumb to the political pressures to withdraw the advance care planning provisions of the pending legislation.
Health Care Forum
Hosted by the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection
August 25, 2009
This forum featured a panel discussion including Myra Christopher, president and CEO of the Center for Practical Bioethics, and Sam Turner, president and CEO of Shawnee Mission Medical Center and a member of the Center’s board of directors.
The elderly and disabled would be protected
Kansas City Star
August 23, 2009
The language of the measure could have been more clearly crafted, but it’s not erroneous. It actually protects the interests of the disabled and elderly, rather than jeopardizing them. It’s not dangerous, just poorly worded.