One Man’s Quest to Change the Way We Die, Article by Jon Mooallem, The New York Times Magazine

A recent profile published in The New York Times Magazine explores one physician’s journey to build a more responsive, patient-centered palliative care experience. The article traces how the personal tragedies of B.J. Miller, executive director of Zen Hospice in San Francisco, have contributed to his ability to build an end-of-life experience that more fully “actualizes” a dying patient’s wishes.

The Margolin Group (TMG) supports “more imaginative” models of palliative care (as the article puts it). Through the Win4RI partnership in Rhode Island, TMG worked with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Care New England, Integra Community Care Network and Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corporation to develop a community-based complex care initiative that supported each patient’s unique needs at or near the end of life.

In addition, TMG has helped to design and launch The Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy’s “Conversations: Health and Treatment (CHAT)” program. This multi-disciplinary initiative seeks to empower New Yorkers with the critical advance care planning information needed to help assure their end-of-life wishes are respected.

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