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


End-of-Life Conversation Kit
A Bioethical Perspective and Toolkit

    Includes: 80-Minute DVD, the Go Wish Cards, and my Award Winning Book

Holiday Special for entire kit: $55 plus sales tax/shipping (Usually $70)
Items can be ordered separately. Email/call to order: kindethics@gmail.com or 805-807-4474

    1. 80-minute DVD presentation and 13 articles and worksheets:
    “Why the Healthcare Directive You Wrote Might Not Work In the Hospital”
    A Bioethical Perspective and Toolkit to Protect Patients

    A practical, in-depth presentation for you and those you work with:
    •Specific ways healthcare directives fail in the healthcare setting.
    •How to create a document that will be personal, meaningful and will work in the hospital setting.
    •Discussion of CPR, feeding tubes and other life saving medical treatments from a medical point of view.
    •Conversation tools to facilitate these difficult end-of-life discussions.
    •Insights regarding the unexpected financial costs at the end of life.
    •An algorithm to help your client’s decision maker make better medical decisions when the time comes.
    •How to increase the chance that the doctor will honor the directive.

    DVD also includes the following documents:
    •A Template to Use to Create a Qua
    lity-of-Life Statement
    •Viki’s Quality-of-Life Statement
    •Guidance for My Decision Maker(s) Worksheet
    •A List of Questions to Ask When Making Medical Decisions
    •Crisis Planning Worksheet for Urgent Decision Making
    •An Algorithm for Evaluating Treatment Options When You Know the Patient’s Long Term Goals
    •Three Easy to Understand CPR Articles
    •What Do I Want The Doctors To Know About Honoring My Faith and Culture Worksheet
    •Steps to Follow When Having My Doctor Review My Advance Directive Worksheet.
    •Insider’s Guide to Filling Out Your Advance Directive
    •Quick Tips $45 if purchased individually.

    2. Go Wish Cards: An easy way to talk about your client’s end-of-life wishes by sorting the cards into piles: What do you want? What don’t you want? Do you want to be free from pain? Do you want your family with you? Do you want to meet with clergy?

    $10 if purchased individually.

    3. The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decsion Making: Making Choices For Those Who Can’t. The unique, award-winning book on how to make the life, health and end-of-life decisions for those who have lost capacity. Ethically based, it alleviates a lot of caregiver angst.

    $15 if purchased individually.

    About Viki Kind:
    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 healthcare 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. Viki is an honorary board member of the Well Spouse Association. She has also been a caregiver for many years for five members of her family.
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