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I am passionate about:
connecting with nature and doing good work in the world.
A little known fact about me is:
I quit law to be a cowgirl.
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The Conversation Project in Boulder
"It's not how you screw up, it's how you recover."
A litigation attorney by training, I'm also a certified teacher, professional freelance writer and ordained Zen Buddhist chaplain. I worked as an EMT for ten years, both in the field and as an ER tech in Steamboat Springs, CO. I've also worked as a Risk Manager for a community hospital, giving me a broad understanding of the healthcare system. In addition to working for The Conversation Project in Boulder, I'm a regional consultant for The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare. Advance care planning is my life's work.
I live in the mountains of Colorado and love family and nature.
Amen, Katy. And of course if families are deeply communicating and understand process and patient wishes they are less likely to rush to the Emergency Room (where the next step often is the ICU). Talk to each other. And be brave. We need to remember that death is as natural as birth. Dying is not always a medical emergency
Hi Dave, thanks for writing. I think yours is a model that would benefit this project overall. The Zen Buddhist approach to dying (and living) focuses on cultivating peace. What could be better in the dying process? I'm grateful for what you do and hope we get to collaborate further on this OpenIDEO concept. Best, Phyllis