All posts by Jennifer Brokaw

Dr. Jennifer Brokaw worked for fourteen years as a board-certified emergency physician before becoming a private consultant, patient advocate, writer, and speaker on the topics of end-of-life planning, medical decision-making and medical advocacy.

Hospital Discharges are like Expeditions to Antarctica: Be Prepared

Patient wanted for hazardous confinement. Needle sticks, poor sleep and periods of fasting required.

/ October 6, 2018

Can We Find the Right Formula for Legal Physician-Assisted Death?

"Such a shame," people remarked about the deaths by suicide of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade.

/ July 2, 2018

Giving Shingles the Short Shrift: New vaccine could make shingles just a bad memory.

There aren't too many non-lethal conditions more dreadful than shingles, also known as varicella zoster. Although shingles can be lethal too if the host is ...

/ April 24, 2018