End of Life Issues and Health Care Legislation

Panelists talked about end of life issues in relation to a proposal to pay physicians under Medicare to conduct advance-planning… read more

Panelists talked about end of life issues in relation to a proposal to pay physicians under Medicare to conduct advance-planning consultations with patients. Topics “final illness” costs, pain and symptom control, and health care proxies. Following their discussion they responded to questions from audience members.

This program was part of a Health Affairs Journal conference to address key issues in health care reform and to discuss facts and fictions about health care legislation. 

The first two panels of the conference are included in program number 288478-1. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Diane Meier Director Mount Sinai Medical Center->Palliative Care Center
  • Jerald Winakur MD Professor University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio->Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics
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End of Life Issues and Health Care Legislation

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Program ID:
288478-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 20, 2009
Last Aired:
Sep 1, 2009

Airing Details

  • Aug 20, 2009 | 11:07am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 21, 2009 | 4:14am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 21, 2009 | 5:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 22, 2009 | 5:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 25, 2009 | 6:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 26, 2009 | 8:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 01, 2009 | 5:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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