2012: On My Terms: Patient Directed Care
On My Terms: Patient Directed Care was the theme of the 2012 Caring Coalition conference. Dr. Ira Byock was the keynote speaker, with talks given by Dr. Dale Larson and Dr. Stewart Fleishman. An Experts Forum discussed experiential factors accompanying diagnosis and prognosis. The intent of this conference was to increase understanding of the value and benefits of patient-centered care in order to maximize comfort and quality of life for those affected by chronic and terminal illness. More than 700 professionals attended this conference.