Featuring Viki Kind, MA – Clinical Bioethicist who will be speaking on “Guiding Clients and Their Families to Make Meaningful and Financially Appropriate Decisions at the End of Life”
As a bioethicist, I often get called in when the patient has an advance directive that isn’t being honored by the family and/or physician. Learn how to create a personalized quality-of-life statement, to include with the client’s advance directive, to enhance more medically appropriate and compassionate healthcare decisions. Attendees will also learn how to support their clients to make more meaningful, medically informed and financially appropriate decisions at the end of life.
1. Demonstrate how to create a quality-of-life statement which will help your client’s family, conservator and/or physician to make better end-of-life decisions.
2. Discuss how to encourage the client and family to make meaningful end-of-life decisions while spending money on what really matters.
3. Identify the misunderstandings regarding CPR and feeding tube decisions.
Viki Kind is a clinical bioethicist, medical educator and hospice volunteer. Her award winning book, The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices For Those Who Can’t, guides families and professionals through the difficult process of making decisions for those who have lost capacity. She has lectured across the United States teaching healthcare professionals to have integrity, compassion and to improve end-of-life care through better communication. Patients, families and professionals rely on Viki’s practical approach to dealing with challenging healthcare dilemmas.
Viki provides bioethics consultation and support for many hospitals in the Los Angeles area. She holds a master’s degree in bioethics from the Medical College of Wisconsin and a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from California State University at Northridge. She has specialized training in mediation and cultural negotiation from Pepperdine University and UCLA. Viki is an honorary board member of the Well Spouse Association. She has also been a caregiver for many years for four members of her family.