On the November 12, 2013 episode of Boomer Generation Radio, Rabbi Address speaks with Dr Lauren Van Scoy, author of Last Wish: Stories to Inspire a Peaceful Passing, about helping terminally ill patients and their families prepare for end-of-life decisions.
About Dr. Van Scoy
Dr. Van Scoy is a practicing Pulmonary and Critical Care physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She is also a writer, researcher, speaker, wife and mother.
Early on in her medical residency years, Dr. Van Scoy developed an interest in critical care with a focus on end-of-life issues. Facing critically ill patients on a daily basis in the intensive care unit, she found herself developing a deep emotional attachment to her patients and their families as she participated in their care during the end of life. She developed knowyourwishes.com as a platform to help future patients and their families prepare for inevitable end-of-life decisions and challenges. Dr. Van Scoy’s book, Last Wish: Stories to Inspire a Peaceful Passing was published in 2011 and tells the compelling true stories of six patients as they encounter and face critical illness. Dr. Van Scoy, partnered with C-TAC (the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care) and serves as Executive Editor for the upcoming Care Chronicles, a blog sharing personal stories, to be launched in October 2013. Dr. Van Scoy has also done free-lance writing in a multitude of different venues. Read more about Dr. Van Scoy on her book’s website.
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