Dying in America: Ensuring the Best Care Possible
Leading hospice and palliative care physician and bestselling author, Dr. Ira Byock returns to Tucson as the keynote speaker for the 12th annual Casa de la Luz Foundation End of Life Conference on Friday, November 9 at St. Philips in the Hills Episcopal Church.
The theme of this year’s conference is Dying in America: Ensuring the Best Care Possible. Each year, the Foundation conference seeks to address the state of death and dying in America by creating a space for open dialogue and educating the community about issues at end of life.
Dr. Byock is one of the foremost palliative care physicians in the country and professor at Dartmouth Medical School. He argues that how we die is among the biggest national crises facing us today and has been a consistent advocate for the voice and rights of incurably ill patients and their families. He is the author of bestselling books, Dying Well, The Four Things That Matter Most, and his most recent, The Best Care Possible, as well as numerous published essays. He has also been featured on Nightline, Talk of the Nation, The NewsHour, and he and his team were featured in November 2009 on CBS’ 60 Minutes, in a segment, “The Cost of Dying,” which won a Peabody award for journalism.
Funding for the 12th Annual End of Life Conference was provided by the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona through the Shaaron Kent Endowment Fund as well as additional sponsors and private donations.
To register for the Thursday evening seminar or the Friday all-day conference, go to www.casafoundation.orgor call 520-544-9890. Early reservations are recommended as space is limited.Back to Articles