Changing the way caregivers, doctors, and patients face end of life issues will be discussed tomorrow in South Burlington in a forum that’s free and open to the public.
The featured speaker at the event will be Vermont journalist and author Stephan Kiernan, who’s been a guest on Morning Edition His recent book “Last Rights: Rescuing the End of Life from the Medical System” confronts many of the issues that have in the past divided the medical community from people dealing with difficult choices brought on by catastrophic illness and terminal conditions.
The forum is sponsored by an end of life care program run by the Visiting Nurse Association called the Madison Deane Initiative, which got started in 1997. Peg Maffitt is MDI’s current chairwoman. She spoke with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb about the program.