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When I Die, Let Me Live Podcast

Medical decision-making near the end of life has been complicated in recent years by advents in the biomedical sciences, which have enabled clinicians to provide advanced life sustaining treatment for patients. What evidence shows, however, is that patients with serious illness are seldom discussing their values and preferences regarding their care, leaving them at risk for receiving care that is not consistent with their goals.

As part of my work towards a public health degree, I have designed a podcast series that features the personal narratives of patients, caregivers, clinicians, social workers, chaplains, researchers, and community leaders, as they describe and navigate “on air” some of their most difficult decisions and experiences around death and dying. The podcast is informed by various behavior theories with an attention to helping listeners surmount the perceived barriers to thinking and planning for the end of life. The aim is to make these conversations a little easier by providing tools and resources for patients and their families.

Check out a preview of the conversations on the upcoming podcast:

If this interests you, consider donating to the podcast fundraiser!

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