In Today’s episode, Saul and Joe remotely interview Dr. Jim deMaine about his book, “Facing Death: Finding Dignity, Hope and Healing at the End.”
Dr. Jim deMaine is Retired Pulmonary/Critical Care MD. Emeritus Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
He is an advocate for those unable to speak for themselves; and also passionate about ethics of autonomy and how that plays out in nursing homes and assisted care; in creating systems to help the frail elderly avoid unnecessary and unwanted interventions; in finding ways to document DNR wishes so that unwanted CPR is avoided.
He gives frequent talks in the community about personal experiences using stories from his experiences with patients to illustrate the complexities of making our values known and respected.
He can read more about his work from his blog Here.