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    Joanne Lynn

    Joanne Lynn, M.D.

    Joanne Lynn, MD, MA (philosophy and public policy), MS (Evaluative Clinical Sciences), recently left the position of Bureau Chief for Chronic Diseases and Cancer in the Community Health Administration of the Department of Health for Washington, DC.  She has been a faculty member with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, a researcher at RAND, and a Professor of Medicine and community health at Dartmouth Medical School and the George Washington University.  Her work has focused upon shaping American health care so that every person can count on living comfortably and meaningfully through the period of serious illness and disability in the last years of life, at a sustainable cost to the community.

    She has published more than 250 articles, and her dozen books include The Handbook for Mortals, a guide for the public; The Common Sense Guide to Improving Palliative Care, an instruction manual for clinicians and managers seeking to improve quality; and Sick to Death and Not Going to Take it Any More!, an action guide for policymakers and advocates.  She is a member of the Institute of Medicine and of the National Academy of Social Insurance, a Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society and The Hastings Center, and a Master of the American College of Physicians.


    Perspectives: "End of Life" Care

    Presentation Date

    Princeton Conference XVII: May 19, 2010

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