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No advance directive triggers ‘nightmare come true’

August 30, 2017
Symposium offers insights on how to have ‘courageous conversations’.

ACT now to enhance your serious-illness conversation skills

August 16, 2017
Attendees at the upcoming Palliative Care, Pain Management and Whole Person Care Symposium can participate in the advanced communication training...

5 questions with ... Ira Byock, M.D.

August 08, 2017
What are the latest clinical insights related to opioids? How do you initiate goals-of-care conversations with those who are seriously ill? What...

Providence launches ePOLST

March 15, 2017
ePOLST forms are available via Epic in California, Montana, Oregon and Washington, offering caregivers “a smart way” to use a...

Time to Change the Conversation

November 01, 2016
By Michael Drummond, Providence Institute for Human Caring Dr. Ira Byock, founder and chief medical officer of the Providence Institute for Human...

Saying Goodbye, The Right Way

October 03, 2016
Ediccia wanted to be remembered as someone who didn’t give up. Chuck said some of his favorite times were playing baseball with his brothers....

Torrance Based Physician Takes Whole Person Care to New Heights

September 01, 2016
From The Torrence Tribune - Vol. 6, No. 37 By Brian Simon While serving his internship in Fresno in the late 1970s, young physician in training...

LA art exhibition look at dying through words, photos

August 20, 2016
Four years ago photographer Andrew George approached the medical director of a Los Angeles hospital with an unusual request: He wanted to meet and...

Whole person care – population health care with heart

August 01, 2016
During her serious illness, Alesha made new friends, repaired family relationships, and got married. While hospitalized for a life-threatening...

At the End of Life What Would Doctors Do

June 30, 2016
From The New York Times By Ira Byock, M.D. Americans have long been chided as the only people on earth who believe death is optional. But the quip...
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