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Dr. Angelo Volandes discusses end-of-life care

November 20, 2016
Danvers Herald
 


Care Dimensions welcomed Angelo Volandes, M.D., to the Danversport Yacht Club for a presentation based on his book, “The Conversation,” which addresses planning for end-of-life care. Pictured (l-r) are Care Dimensions staff: Diane Stringer, president; Mary Crowe, education specialist; and Lyn Skarmeas, VP of business development.

Care Dimensions recently welcomed over 200 health care professionals, hospice workers and community members to a discussion on end-of-life care with Dr. Angelo Volandes.

Volandes is a physician, writer and patients’ rights advocate who practices internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and is on faculty at Harvard Medical School. Volandes is co-founder and president of Advance Care Planning Decisions, a nonprofit foundation implementing systems and technologies to improve the quality of care delivered to patients in the health care system.

He is the author of “The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care,” which addresses how people can empower themselves to get the right medical care at the right time and on their terms.

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