Dr. Ira Byock: The Best Care Possible – What It Is and How to Get It
Dr. Ira Byock, Director of Palliative Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Professor of Anesthesiology and Community & Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School; Author, The Best Care Possible: A Physician’s Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life
Dr. Dale Larson, Professor of Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University- Moderator
As one of the country’s leading palliative-care physicians, Dr. Byock explains why the way we die is among the biggest national health crises facing us today. He describes what palliative care really is and addresses the economic, ethical and systematic challenges of our current health-care system.
Location: Mayer Theater, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
Time: 7:00 program, 8:30 p.m. book signing
Also know: Presented by Hospice of the Valley and Santa Clara University Department of Counseling Psychology