Click to hear Dr. Sokol-Hessner’s interview about the importance of discussing end-of-life issues and then join us on Tuesday, October 27 at DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton for VNA’s Madison-Deane Initiative free community presentation.
Changing the Landscape of End-of-Life Care in Vermont: Strengthening the Patient-Physician Relationship with Dr. Lauge Sokol-Hessner
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
at DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton
Conversations on end of life are getting increasing attention locally and nationally. In Vermont, we are embarking on change now to ensure our goals for end-of-life care are honored.
Dr. Sokol-Hessner has been successful in leading systemic change at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) to support an improved experience for patients and physicians at the end of life. Based on his successful work at BIDMC, he will share with us a template for change that better supports individuals’ goals for care. MDI hopes to empower community members and health care providers to engage in conversations about wishes and goals for end of life.
The Vermont Hospice Study findings will also be discussed during this event as a springboard for discussion and change.
Dr. Sokol-Hessner is the Associate Director of Inpatient Quality and Conversation Ready Team Leader at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Conversation Ready Health Care Community.