Learn from palliative care thought leader Dr. Ira Byock how end-of-life care has changed over the past 2 decades since his book “Dying Well” was published.
In this episode I share a recent interview with Dr. Ira Byock that celebrates the 20th anniversary of his book Dying Well and features his wise perspective on end-of-life care “then and now.”
Learn more about Dr. Byock at www.irabyock.org.
Get Dying Well at Amazon or Barnes & Noble
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Read the transcript of this interview here:
In this interview I will talk with Dr. Ira Byock about his groundbreaking book Dying Well: The Prospect for Growth at the End of Life which was published in 1997. We discuss:
- How he first got interested in hospice care during his residency training
- What inspired him to write Dying Well
- How writing the book helped him heal his own grief over his father’s death
- Changes he has seen in hospice and palliative care over the past 20 years (“the good, the bad, and the ugly”)
- Where we should be focusing our efforts now to continue to improve the end of life for everyone
- The upcoming Symposium on Palliative Care, Pain Management and Whole Person Care where Dr. Byock will be a presenter
- Where to purchase Dying Well
Download the Readers Discussion Guide for Dying Well here.
Dr. Ira Byock is a leading palliative care physician, author, and public advocate for improving care through the end of life. He is the Founder and Chief Medical Officer for the Institute for Human Caring of Providence St. Joseph Health.
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