Life Matters Media to facilitate “AMA” sessions on Reddit with notable end of life care experts.
One of the most popular sub-reddits on Reddit.com is “IAmA” (I Am A) where users post “AMAs” (Ask Me Anything), or similar “AMAAs” (Ask Me Almost Anything) – they are prompts for others to ask questions. “AMAs” are open to all Reddit users, and use the site’s comment system for questions and answers. It is similar to a press conference, but online.
On March 14, Life Matters Media Founder and President Randi Belisomo, an award-winning Chicago journalist, fielded questions from Reddit users about her journalism and caregiving experiences, along with her work encouraging Americans of all ages to plan for their end of life care.
View the complete “AMA” thread here: redd.it/32l6vg
Belisomo currently serves as a general assignment reporter at WGN-TV in Chicago, as a contributor to Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ 91.5 FM, and correspondent for Reuters Health. She holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She is currently pursuing graduate work in bioethics and health policy at Loyola University-Chicago and is a contributor to Columbia University’s Voices in Bioethics.
She is a member of the Illinois Task Force for the Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST), a Respecting ChoicesFirst Steps Advance Care Planning Facilitator.
On March 24, Dr. Ben Margolis, founder and director of Autopsy Center of Chicago, answered questions from Reddit users about his work and experiences helping families determine their loved one’s cause of death.
View the complete “AMA” thread here: redd.it/304uaz
Dr. Margolis has established a pilot program allowing patients with end-stage cancer to donate tumor tissue to research. His seminars for the public, held at the International Museum of Surgical Science, have been featured in Chicago Magazine and Time Out Chicago; his poetry and fiction have been published the British Medical Journal, Ars Medica, and, coming up this March, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Margolis holds a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.D. from the University of Chicago.
Dr. Margolis recently spoke with The Wall Street Journal about the importance of postmortem exams.
On February 24, Dr. Adeboye B. Ogunseitan, an assistant professor of palliative medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, fielded questions from users about caring for the seriously ill.
View the complete “AMA” thread here: http://redd.it/2wzvxr
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