Renewing the Conversation: Respecting Patients’ Wishes and Advance Care Planning
Posted Jun 29 2013 1:17pm
This week, there was a good hearing before the Senate Special Committee on Aging, titled "Renewing the Conversation: Respecting Patients’ Wishes and Advance Care Planning." A video of the hearing is available here . Witnesses included:
James Towey, Founder, Aging with Dignity and President, Ave Maria University
Harriet Warshaw, Executive Director, The Conversation Project
Amy Vandenbroucke, Executive Director, National Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Paradigm Task Force
Gloria Ramsey, RN, Associate Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Unfortunately, there has been no movement on H.R. 1173 , the Personalize Your Care Act. I recently praised this bill in "The New Patient Self Determination Act."