You got it and can't get over it: Chronic Disease and Aging.

John G. Carney, Vice President, Aging and End of Life.

Kauffman Foundation
Kansas City, MO
June 3, 2009

The overwhelming majority of Americans will die of complications from a chronic disease. How does a consumer become a self-advocate and prepare for a time and place that we would prefer never occur? Who is to judge when frail patients can no longer reliably judge for themselves?

John G. Carney is vice president for aging and end of life at the Center for Practical Bioethics. He has nearly 20 years of hospice, palliative care and healthcare management experience, 15 of those as the executive for the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita, Kansas.

In 2000, he was named the chief operating officer for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in Alexandria, Virginia and also worked for America's Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (Washington DC) directing its educational programs until his return to the Midwest and the Center for Practical Bioethics in August 2004.

Starting in 2009 Carney undertook leadership of the KC4 Aging in Community Initiative, an endeavor to prepare today for tomorrow's aging Kansas City. For more information click on the HYPERLINK:
KC4 Aging in Community.