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.

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

How to Talk to Your Doctor about Death

At Chicago Ideas Week, Dr. Jennifer Brokaw spoke about the uncomfortable but vital conversations we should all have with our doctors, our families and ourselves well before we near the end of life.

/ March 28, 2017