Week 10 – Question of the Week: What steps have you taken to establish structured medical care?

Week 10:  2011-05-12

Today I’m asking all our readers to respond to this question:

What steps have you taken to establish structured medical care for an end-of-life-as-we-know-it scenario? 

Will you simply be on your own amidst the chaos, or have you networked with others in your locale or group? 

Hopefully many of you will speak up – even if only to say you haven’t gotten this far in your planning.

Check back soon and see what our readers have to say. 

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About Cynthia J. Koelker, MD

CYNTHIA J KOELKER , MD is a board-certified family physician with over twenty years of clinical experience. A member of American Mensa, Dr. Koelker holds degrees in biology, humanities, medicine, and music from M.I.T., Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and the University of Akron. She served in the National Health Service Corps to finance her medical education.
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One Response to Week 10 – Question of the Week: What steps have you taken to establish structured medical care?

  1. Charles, MA, LCDC-III, CPC says:

    I have set back a considerable amount of OTC (and some RX) medications (along with assorted medical gear) and have a ton of reference books, particularly to address areas that I am not yet familiar with. While I haven’t formally networked with them, I know the EMT behind me, and the psychiatrist and surgeon that live nearby. My personal doctor and another surgeon live within walking distance, and we have several nurses in the family. As a general rule, my medical philosophy is “prevention”, though in the midst of chaos, things happen. As much as possible, I want to prepare for the worst case scenario, which means doing what I can and knowing who to turn to for help when I can’t. I also have things to barter for services. That’s better than just showing up empty handed with a sick child or a major injury.

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