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#35 | Michael Connelly | The Journey’s End

May 8, 2023

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#35 | Michael Connelly | The Journey's End

Michael Doring Connelly, a 40-plus-year healthcare veteran and former CEO of Mercy Health, details how senior citizens (and people with terminal diagnoses) can have more control and dignity in the final phases of their lives in his new book, The Journey’s End: An Investigation into Death and Dying in Modern America.


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00:00:00 – Intro

00:01:21 – Welcome to the Show

00:02:31 – Introduction to Michael Connelly

00:04:50 – Michael’s Background

00:05:48 – What Does It Mean to be Alive

00:09:21 – Ad

00:11:31 – Healthcare Industry Dynamics

00:15:30 – Dealing with Trauma

00:17:18 – Palliative Care

00:21:45 – Our Outlook on Death

00:34:09 – SRES Ad

00:35:40 – How to Live

00:41:15 – Advance Care Directive

00:49:57 – Healthcare Advocates

01:00:39 – Final Thoughts

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