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.

The Poetry of Grief

Being at the late end of middle age, I've found that turning to poetry has helped me sort through events of the world and my own life lately. People my age and older are often sorting through bouts of grief...

/ October 24, 2017

In Remembrance of Newtown

Just after finishing my residency in Emergency Medicine, I was the attending physician in the Pediatric Emergency Room, a role I was still getting used to. One evening, the overhead pager blared: “Trauma Team to the Trauma Room.”

/ October 2, 2017
Medicaid

Medicaid Helps Seniors and Their Caregivers

We can all agree that Medicaid should be reformed, but few people realize that it’s a major funder of long-term care services for seniors.  

/ September 28, 2017