Bart Windrum functioned as a key family member and medical power of attorney during the demise of his parents in 2004 and 2005. Repetitive disturbing and harmful experiences during those times inspired him to examine, research, contemplate and clarify the nature of hospitalized dying in America from the patient-family perspective. He is a sought after panelist for conferences on end of life options. In this interview, he shares an overview of his experiences being a patient advocate for his parents.
You will learn
- How the medical events swept away Bart’s mother and father
- what you can do as a patient adovcate to protect your family
- key people in a hospital who can assist you in a crisis
Bart has authored three related works: the award-winning book, Notes From the Waiting Room: Managing a Loved One’s End of Life Hospitalization, the ebook How to Efficiently Settle the Family Estate, and the sociopolitical reform initiative, The Option to Die in PEACE: Patient Ethical Alternative Care Elective. IHI, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, has recognized Bart’s contributions to patient advocacy. Bart speaks about how to get things right when getting them wrong hurts too much,