Symington Foundation Symposium Public Forum at Commonweal on Integrative Cancer Care
Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

Symington Foundation Symposium Public Forum at Commonweal on Integrative Cancer Care

Third Public Forum on integrative Cancer Care - a explorative symposium supported by The Symington Foundation in collaboration with Commonweal.

How do we assist people in knowing their heart's desire at the end of life? By learning to discover what matters most throughout life. Dawn will share true-stories that illuminate the hidden constraints embedded in our healthcare system and how the wave of a wand can make seemingly impossible dreams come true. If you have any allergies or aversions to magic, consider this your fairy-dust warning. 

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Commonwealth Club - Can We Talk? Breaking the Silence between Patients, Families and Physicians Near the End of Life
Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

Commonwealth Club - Can We Talk? Breaking the Silence between Patients, Families and Physicians Near the End of Life

Why is it so hard to talk about our own mortality, especially with doctors and people we love? The more death is medicalized, the more a conspiracy of silence seems to reign over these vital discussions. As a culture, we have become far more at ease at talking about how to ward off death than how to prepare for a peaceful one. As a result, many families have distressing end-of-life experiences. They wind up wishing that key conversations had been more realistic—or that they had happened at all. 

Whether you’re a patient or doctor, spouse or adult child, each of us has different reasons for avoiding this difficult issue. This program will explore how to break the conspiracy of silence and begin to have honest, meaningful and even reassuring conversations about what matters most near life’s end.

Dawn will be moderating the conversation with authors Katy Butler and Dr. Haider Warraich.

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The Examined Life Conference - Exploring the Creative Side of Medicine
Oct
12
to Oct 14

The Examined Life Conference - Exploring the Creative Side of Medicine

  • Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

10th anniversary of this annual conference where the science of medicine converges with the artistic expression of the experience of being and caring for people with illness.

Dawn will be presenting on grief in medicine and the unanticipated healing putting pen to paper provides.

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Dying To Talk Radio LIVE-AUDIENCE Taping
Apr
22
12:30 PM12:30

Dying To Talk Radio LIVE-AUDIENCE Taping

During National Healthcare Decisions Week, please join our KALW radio series, “Dying to Talk" studio audience event on April 22 where Dr. Dawn will interview Dr. Jessica Zitter, author of Extreme Measures and subject of the Oscar-nominated documentary Extremis.

We’ll begin with a simple game that helps us talk about our wishes for the end of life. Then you’ll be in the audience while Dr. Dawn records the radio show, “Dying to Talk,” part of her commitment to revolutionizing the way we talk about and prepare for death.

Questions? Contact Susan Barber at 650.532.2396 or sbarber@MissionHospice.org

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Dying To Talk Radio LIVE-AUDIENCE Taping
Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

Dying To Talk Radio LIVE-AUDIENCE Taping

"Art, Ritual and Death: A Community Conversation" What do Halloween, Dios de los Muertos and All Saints Day have in common? They each transform the taboo around talking about death. In honor of these upcoming rituals, KALW's Dying to Talk and Re:Imagine | End of Life week are coming to the heart of our community with an audience attended panel discussion, including Rene Yanez, Curator of San Francisco's El Dia de los Muertos and Ned Buskirk, creator of Your Going to Die, among others. Share your traditions and learn from others at the event at Here Collective in San Francisco Saturday, October 29. Recorded show will air on KALW Sunday, October 30 at 8am.

This event follows Let’s Play Go Wish! hosted by Dr. Dawn Gross from 12p to 1:30pm. Check it out and join us – The only way to lose the game…is not to play.

-Dr. Dawn Gross, Host of Dying to Talk, 91.7 FM KALW, San Francisco

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Let's Play GoWish
Oct
29
12:00 PM12:00

Let's Play GoWish

"Let's Play GoWish"

Join Dr. Dawn Gross, host of KALW's Dying to Talk and Re:Imagine | End of Life week are coming to the heart of our community for a simple card game which makes it easy to start the conversation. You’re invited to bring a friend, loved one or total stranger, or simply come as you are to play the game of a lifetime for a lifetime. The only way to lose the game…is not to play. 

Following the fun, Dr. Dawn Gross leads a panel discussion from 2-3pm on "Art, Ritual and Death: A Community Conversation"  with an audience attended panel discussion, including Rene Yanez, Curator of San Francisco's Dios de los Muertos and Ned Buskirk, creator of You're Going to Die, among others. Join us!

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Dying To Talk Radio
Oct
23
8:00 AM08:00

Dying To Talk Radio

"Death and Multiculturism" 

When we talk about how we want to die, what we are really talking about is what matters most in life. This universal conversation takes on countless nuances when approached from different cultural perspectives. Discover how author and professor, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, weaves her own multicultural upbringing into her writing and how this influences how she thinks about living and dying in America.

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Dying To Talk Radio
Oct
16
8:00 AM08:00

Dying To Talk Radio

"It's never to late to discover who you are"

For many people, losing a grandparent can feel like the end of an era. What would be possible, if instead, death became an opening to explore where we come from? KALW's own Rose Aguilar, host of Your Callhas discovered just that. Turning the microphone on herself, Rose shares how her new mission in life became revealed. 

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Dying To Talk Radio
Oct
2
8:00 AM08:00

Dying To Talk Radio

"You don't have to be dying to learn how to live." Zach Sobiech, My Last Days

When death approaches, a funny thing happens: life becomes more meaningful. Why? Check out CW’s new docuseries, My Last Days then join the conversation with creator, actor and filmmaker, Justin Baldoni: inspiring us to make the most of the time we have, starting now. 

 

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Endings Matter: A Conference On End of Life and Palliative Care Choices
May
20
9:00 AM09:00

Endings Matter: A Conference On End of Life and Palliative Care Choices

Dr. Dawn Gross will be moderating the panel discussion "The Quality of Life's End: A Medical Perspective" from 3-4pm

Panelists include:

James Davis, MD, Internist, CPMC; Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF; Board Member, Institute on Aging
Shoshana Ungerleider, MD, CPMC Resident Palliative Care Education Program and Lecture Series
Marilyn Williams, MS, RN Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Kaiser SF, and Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Nursing

 

 

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Dying To Talk radio
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Dying To Talk radio

Feeling lost, overwhelmed, and invisible -- these are just some of the challenging emotions nearly all caregivers encounter.  Join a conversation with guest, Awtar Kaur Khalsa, a mother, daughter and granddaughter intimately familiar with the struggles of caring for a dying loved one and discover how, even as we face great loss, something magical becomes possible.

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Dying To Talk radio
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Dying To Talk radio

The Machinery of Medicine

Second broadcast in a series dedicated to transforming the taboo around talking about death on KALW 91.7 FM

Join Dr. Dawn Gross and her guests, experts in 911, emergency medicine, hospital medicine and critical care and discuss why 911 may not be the best care possible when you are fragile or approaching the end of your life.

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Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

The Meaning of Life: A three-part interview and discussion symposium

A Rabbi, Psychiatrist and Hospice doctor walk into a synagogue...

To find out what happens, join Rabbi Moshe Levin and Congregation Ner Tamid for a stimulating second day of Rosh Hashanah in the first-of-its-kind New Year's Symposium contemplating the question: What Gives Meaning, if anything, to Life?

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