Listen to the Podcast
- 3:17 – My background
- 5:40 – Prepare a medical go-bag
- 8:01 – Why routine advance care planning
- 11:23 – Choosing a health care agent
- 12:24 – What kind of care do you want (everything, middle path or allow natural death A.N.D.)
- 17:50 – Not just for old people
- 20:57 – Advance directive sources
- 21:51 – After death (organ donation, cemetery, cremation and green burials)
- 25:05 – La Crosse, Wisconsin
- 26:39 – What’s your role?
- 31:05 – Questions
Dan Morhaim, M.D. brings a unique perspective: Physician, state legislator, academic, author, consultant. As an emergency medicine physician, he’s been on the front lines of health care for over 40 years, including 13 years (1981-1994) as Chair of Emergency Medicine at Franklin Square Hospital (Maryland). After his election to the Maryland General Assembly in 1994, he joined the ER Team at Baltimore’s Sinai Hospital where he continues on staff. He was a physician volunteer for 3 years at a Baltimore homeless clinic and served on its Board, and he’s also worked on the Navajo Indian Reservation. As a state legislator, he served in the Maryland House of Delegates for 24 years (1995-2019), enacting 139 bills on a broad range of topics with a focus on healthcare, environment, public safety, and procurement reform. He has been and continues to be on numerous boards and committees including serving now as Chair of the Baltimore County Behavioral Health Advisory Council. He brings a clinical perspective to EagleForce, a health information technology company, and he is the medical director for commercial ambulance companies. As faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (16 years) he taught public policy, and his research on advance care planning led to numerous articles and two books: the first book in 2011 and his second in 2020 (“Preparing for A Better End, www.thebetterend.com) both from Johns Hopkins Press. The books have earned endorsements from a diverse group of distinguished people including Maya Angelou, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Dr. Leon McDougle, Dr. Leana Wen, and others from the medical, academic, faith, and business communities.