Timothy Ihrig:
What we can do to die well

TEDxDesMoines · 13:32 · Filmed Sep 2013
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The healthcare industry in America is so focused on pathology, surgery and pharmacology — on what doctors "do" to patients — that it often overlooks the values of the human beings it's supposed to care for. Palliative care physician Timothy Ihrig explains the benefits of a different approach, one that fosters a patient's overall quality of life and navigates serious illness from diagnosis to death with dignity and compassion.

Palliative care physician
Timothy Ihrig advocates for an approach to healthcare that prioritizes a patient's personal values. Full bio
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