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Jan 12, 2021


Join Dr. Gerry Clancy and his guest, Dr. Rick Dobyns, as they discuss identification of patients who are in their last year of life and how health care providers can help these patients understand the decisions that must be made as well as how to prioritize their remaining time.

Gerard Clancy, MD, Senior Associate Dean for External Affairs and Professor of Psychiatry, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Rick Dobyns, MD, MPH, MSc, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Financial Disclosures
Dr. Gerard Clancy, Dr. Rick Dobyns and the members of the planning committee for Rounding@IOWA have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Educational Objectives - After listening to this podcast, learners should be able to:

  1. Recognize the increased need to address end-of-life issues as aging Baby Boomer generation patients get closer to these important periods for planning their last year of life.
  2. Apply new knowledge of prognostication and trajectories of the terminal illness process to guide patients in identifying what may be their last year of life.
  3. Describe the last-year-of-life concept, what decisions and directives need to happen, and how to help patients prioritize their time.

Date Recorded: 12/3/2020