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Helping you “Fight Back” for your healthcare rights

Helping you “Fight Back” for your healthcare rights

Healthcare Consumer Rights Foundation is a non-profit organization providing free education to help healthcare consumers navigate the complex healthcare system and understand their legal rights. We want to empower you with the information that you need and be your advocate to find solutions that you deserve.

On our website you will find helpful articles, resources, and our podcast, which features interviews with a wide range of healthcare experts who will help you “Fight Back.”

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Current Episode: Assisted Suicide, Part 2

In part one of our special two-part series on physician-assisted suicide, guest Dr. Lonny Shavelson, a physician and proponent of medical-aid-in-dying laws, joined us. In this part two episode, we talk with Dr. Brian Callister, a physician with an opposing viewpoint on this controversial but important issue. 

A nationally recognized expert in hospital care transitions and end-of-life care, Dr. Callister is a board-certified internal medicine and hospitalist specialist. He is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of Rural Medical Education for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. He is also the Governor of Nevada for the American College of Physicians. Dr. Callister previously served as the National Medical Director, Chief Medical Officer, and Senior Physician Executive for LifeCare Hospitals, one of the country’s largest long-term acute care hospital systems, from 2004 until April of 2016. 

Dr. Callister will discuss why he and others oppose physician-assisted suicide laws and how these laws have a wide-ranging impact on our healthcare system and patients.

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Episodes

Assisted Suicide, Part 1

With this episode, we begin a special two-part series on physician-assisted suicide/medical aid-in-dying. In part one, we welcome our special guest, Dr. Lonny Shavelson, for an in-depth discussion about physician-assisted suicide/medical aid in dying laws in states around the country, how the process works in practice, what patients need to know about this end-of-life option, the issues surrounding insurance coverage, and more.

Telemedicine

On this episode of Fight Back, we talk with special guest Dr. Alan Sanders, a specialist in infectious diseases. Dr. Sanders gives us a behind-the-scenes look at telemedicine, from the implementation and use of the technology to what consumers should do to educate themselves on how telemedicine can work for them, and more.

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