A clinical bioethicist, medical educator and hospice volunteer, Viki Kind, M.A. is a renowned lecturer inspiring healthcare professionals throughout the United States to have integrity and compassion, teaching them techniques to improve communication about end-of-life care. Viki provides bioethics consultation and support for many hospitals in the Los Angeles area.
The Bioethics site and this site also is linked with a site for Viki's book, The Caregiver's Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can't.
Quote from Viki Kind:
"Hospice is a team of people that help meet the patient's and family's physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. Hospice provides TLC and support for the patient/family. In fact, hospice works so well that 13% of patients on hospice, will recover and be able to come off of hospice. No matter, being on hospice will increase both the quality and quantity of the person's remaining days. Wouldn't you want to live longer and better, even if your days were numbered? I would and I would want that for my loved ones as well."
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As the Guest Host of LinkedIn's Home Care and Healthcare Advocacy forum, Viki led a discussion on hospital bioethics committees and how they help in end-of-life care situations.
Viki is available to give keynote presentations. Most recently (2013) she keynoted at the Alzheimer Association conference in Monterey, CA; the Florida Hospice and Palliative Care conference, and the Idaho Guardian conference.