Palliative care from a patient perspective

Presenter: Emily
Guest: Dr. Christopher Pile
Guest Bio:  Dr. Christopher Pile, MD. He is the Chair and Medical Director of the Virginia POST (Physicians Orders for Scope of Treatment) Collaborative Executive Committee, and works for the Good Samaritan Hospice in Roanoke, Virginia.

Segment Overview
We discuss palliative care from a patient perspective, including changing attitudes about end-of-life care among patients and their families, and the importance of dialogue between medical professionals, patients and their loved ones in describing choices about care.

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Dr. Pile’s perspective on palliative care and the POST form initiative

Presenter: Emily
Guest: Dr. Christopher Pile
Guest Bio: He is the Chair and Medical Director of the Virginia POST (Physicians Orders for Scope of Treatment) Collaborative Executive Committee, and works for the Good Samaritan Hospice in Roanoke, Virginia.

Segment Overview
Dr. Pile shares his perspective on palliative care and the POST form initiative, including his experiences as a physician discovering palliative care, and his thoughts on how it has transformed his practice.

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Process of Setting up a POST Form Program

Presenter: Emily
Guest: Dr. Christopher Pile
Guest Bio: He is the Chair and Medical Director of the Virginia POST (Physicians Orders for Scope of Treatment) Collaborative Executive Committee, and works for the Good Samaritan Hospice in Roanoke, Virginia.

Segment Overview
We discuss the process of setting up a POST form program in the state of Virginia, the findings of the needs assessment, which was the first step, and the training of healthcare professionals to support the movement.

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