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Welcome to the combined website for KindEthics.com and TheCaregiversPath.com. Although they are distinctly different, they have been interwoven here because they share a common mission: treating each other and ourselves with kindness and respect. Whether it’s empowering caregivers, giving voice to those who need protecting, or resolving conflicts peacefully, Viki helps people find the courage to do the right thing. And with this comes peace of mind. Viki is her name, “Kind.” This website and the KindEthics blog will provide you practical help and solutions for the situations you are facing. Click here for the book, The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can’t.”

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For Patients & Families

New Book by Viki – Resource Workbook, Visual Tools and Conversation Guide New Book by Viki – Resource Workbook, Visual Tools and Conversation Guide

I am excited to let you know about a new... 

Viki’s New DVD available – Why the healthcare directive you wrote might not work in the hospital Viki’s New DVD available – Why the healthcare directive you wrote might not work in the hospital

End-of-Life Conversation Kit A Bioethical... 

How to Say No – Handout How to Say No – Handout

How to Say “No” Handout – author... 

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Ethics In Action

Join Me for Book Signing at Comfort Keepers at Westside Pavillion in Los Angeles Join Me for Book Signing at Comfort Keepers at Westside Pavillion in Los Angeles

I am delighted that Comfort Keepers is hosting a book signing for me at the Westside Pavillion on September 29th, 2013 from 1pm-3pm. Come by and see their new location and discover the services that they offer. Comfort Keepers 10800 W Pico Blvd #280 Los Angeles, CA 90064 (2nd floor, next to Nordstrom) The Caregiver’s... [Read more of this review]

“The Cards I’ve Been Dealt” Resource Helps to Manage the Transitions That a Senior Faces in a Positive Way “The Cards I’ve Been Dealt” Resource Helps to Manage the Transitions That a Senior Faces in a Positive Way

The Cards I’ve Been Dealt is a wonderful new resource available for facilitating conversations about the important transitions in a senior’s life or for creating your own amazing second half of life. If you like the Go Wish Cards (www.gowish.org) for end-of-life decision making, then you are going to love... [Read more of this review]

Tips for communicating with a mid-stage (or later) Alzheimer’s patient by Carole Larkin Tips for communicating with a mid-stage (or later) Alzheimer’s patient by Carole Larkin

By Carole Larkin MA,CMC,CAEd,QDCS,EICS ThirdAge Services LLC in Dallas, Tesas thirdageservices@gmail.com www.thirdageservices.com Tips for communicating with a mid-stage (or later) Alzheimer’s patient Ever feel like your loved one is ignoring you or that you just weren’t getting through to your loved one?... [Read more of this review]

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Ask Viki

10 Quick Tips for Crisis Decision Making 10 Quick Tips for Crisis Decision Making

Here are 10 Quick Tips for Crisis Decision Making  from my new Resource Workbook and Visual Conversation Toolkit.  This is part of the extended Crisis Worksheet found in the workbook. Do something to help yourself calm down. Breathe. 1. Ask how long you really have to make the decision. 2. Get the facts. Call... [Read more of this review]

Will your family be able to find your Advance Directive? Will your family be able to find your Advance Directive?

While it’s very important to create advance directives, its equally important to make sure they’re available when they’re needed. You wouldn’t believe how many times doctors are told, “I know my mom has a healthcare directive but I don’t know where she keeps it.” Without... [Read more of this review]

Improving Our Nursing Homes Through Community Engagement Improving Our Nursing Homes Through Community Engagement

An article from Hayes Rowan about improving the nursing homes. Reclaiming Our Heritage In his quixotic campaign to save Cleveland’s John Marshall High School from demolition, a dedicated soul (forgive me please for mentioning him) declaimed “The right of the community to hold onto its heritage is a basic... [Read more of this review]

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Kind Ethics Radio Show

Viki will be interviewing author, Sherry Lynn Harris, about Adapting to Alzheimer’s – March 9th, 10AM PDT Viki will be interviewing author, Sherry Lynn Harris, about Adapting to Alzheimer’s – March 9th, 10AM PDT

Join me as I interview Sherry Lynn Harris about her new book, Adapting to Alzheimer’s:  Support for When Your Parent Becomes Your Child, on March 9 at 10AM PDT on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kindethics/2015/03/09/viki-kind-interviews-author-sherry-lynn-harris–adapting-to-alzheimers. Sherry had the... [Read more of this review]

Groundbreaking Dementia Wristband for Use in Hospitals Groundbreaking Dementia Wristband for Use in Hospitals

Wednesday – September 4th at 11AM PDT/2PM EDT on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kindethics/2013/09/04/groundbreaking-dementia-hospital-wristband-program Listen live or download later. Join me as I interview Gary Joseph LeBlanc and Margaret Doerr about the groundbreaking dementia hospital wristbands which... [Read more of this review]

Insurance Expert, Maura Carley on Dec. 7, 9AM PST/12PM EST on blogtalkradio.com/kindethics Insurance Expert, Maura Carley on Dec. 7, 9AM PST/12PM EST on blogtalkradio.com/kindethics

Join me as I interview Insurance Expert, Maura Carley on Dec. 7, 9AM PST/12PM EST on blogtalkradio.com/kindethics http://www.healthcarenavigation.com About Maura Carley: Maura Carley MPH, CIC, President and CEO, has extensive background in healthcare. She founded Healthcare Navigation, LLC, a patient advocacy... [Read more of this review]

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