Planning

Deadly Delirium

The day I showed up at the hospital, Pat’s nightmare had been running almost ceaselessly for several weeks. I found him tossing in bed, sweat pouring from his face, as he strained against the cloth ties tethering his wrists to...

/ December 15, 2017
Tom and Jennifer Brokaw at Chautauqua Instititution

Patient Advocacy and Advance Care Planning

When esteemed journalist Tom Brokaw was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, he said he was “unprepared for the universe I was about to enter.”

/ July 29, 2015

How Eldercare Handicaps Women

On Health Care Decisions Day, leading healthcare advocate Jennifer Brokaw points to the burden of medical-decision making, for which wives and daughters bear the brunt.

/ April 21, 2014