Learn about video advance directives and how to get involved in this game-changing innovation for the future of advance care planning.
In this episode I host three guests – Patty Burgess, Dr. Fred Mirarchi, and Sheila Schultz – who have partnered together to create MIDEO University, the only organization to train and certify Advance Care Planning Educators (ACPE’s) in every community. They share how MIDEO’s video advance directives are revolutionizing end-of-life and emergency care in hospitals and how they are training doulas, advance care planners and other healthcare professionals to become paid educators using the MIDEO approach. Learn more at their website:
This episode includes:
- What MIDEO is and why Dr. Mirarchi was inspired to create a video advance directive
- How Patty and Sheila became inspired to partner with Dr. Mirarchi to create an educational program for end-of-life doulas and other healthcare professionals
- How MIDEO works and what differentiates it from other advance directives
- How certification as an ACPE can benefit an end-of-life doula professionally
- Why advance care planning should not focus solely on end-of-life scenarios
- Why video directives are important during this time of the COVID pandemic
- How an ACPE can benefit primary care health providers in their work with patients
- How to participate in MIDEO University and become certified as an ACPE
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Previous interview with Dr. Mirarchi: Episode 249 and EOLU 2017
- Sign up to get more information about MIDEO University (next class starts in mid-February 2021)
- Webinar One -January 27th at 3:00 PM EASTERN – DYING TO BE HEARD: Medical “Stranger-Danger” and the Pitfalls of Traditional Advance Care Planning
- Webinar Two – February 3rd at 3:00 PM EASTERN – LEAD THE CHARGE: A Radical New Approach to Advance Care Planning – Step on a Path with Purpose AND Profit
- Learn more about MIDEO here
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