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By John Gauthier | Thursday, May 01, 2014
The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) is a participant in the IHI Conversation Ready Health Care Community. In this interview, KUMC Vice President of Performance Improvement Terry Rusconi describes the particular challenges an academic medical center like theirs faces when trying to provide high-quality, end-of-life care.

 

Tag(s): The Conversation Project, Conversation Ready, Memberships, Networks, and Collaboratives, Hospice, End of Life Care, End of Life discussions, Palliative Care, palliative care/Infusion Therapy, Palliative Care Nursing, Palliative medicine, Advance care planning, Advance Directives, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Person-Centered Care
By Caitlin Littlefield | Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
IHI faculty member Lauge Sokol-Hessner, MD, is Associate Director of Inpatient Quality and Conversation Ready Team Leader at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also faculty for the IHI Virtual Expedition Is Your Organization Conversation Ready?​Q How would you describe the Conversation Ready concept? There are two parallel and intersecting initiatives. One is The Conversation Project, which is focused on helping patients and families start to have conversations about end-of-life wishes. ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Conversation Ready, The Conversation Project, Culture, Awareness, End of Life Care, End of Life discussions
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