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Julie Goldstein

Chicago Improv Group Laughs At Death

An improv company welcomed an unlikely muse to their latest performance: Death. The Experts, at Chicago’s iO Theater, allows leaders in a variety of professional fields to dictate each show’s comedic matter. On Thursday evening, performances revolved around terminal illness, artificial nutrition and even a killer monkey to help make end of life conversations more […]

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Talking About Death

Medical Societies Spearhead End Of Life Care This piece was first published in Chicago Medicine (page 18-19). LMM President Randi Belisomo is a contributor. Bernard “Bud” Hammes, PhD, has spent a lot of time on the phone lately. The balding, spectacled but tireless medical ethicist for La Crosse, Wisconsin, Gundersen Health System has been enthusiastically fielding […]

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Chicago End-of-Life Care Coalition Hosts Fall Benefit

More than 130 medical professionals, storytellers and patient advocates attended the Chicago End-of-Life Care Coalition’s fall benefit, an effort that raised funds supporting the CECC’s educational programming throughout the Chicago area. The evening, “Final Chapters: An Evening of Storytelling,” was presented by Chicago’s professional story-sharing group, 2nd Story. At Revolution Brewery in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, […]

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Changing Costs And Care At The End Of Life

Julie Goldstein, M.D., Martha Twaddle, M.D., Mary F. Mulcahy, M.D., Randi Belisomo, M.S.J. Palliative care is an expanding and increasingly vital specialty of medicine, said end of life care expert Martha Twaddle, M.D., at a presentation for the Association of Health Care Journalists- Chicago Chapter. “When I joined the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, […]

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