1. Michelle Young Doers, Killing For Profit: The Dark Side of Hospice Dr Mara Karpel Your Golden Years 1:09:00

We’ll be joined by Michelle Young Doers to discuss her book, Killing for Profit: The Dark Side of Hospice.  Michelle is a respiratory therapist who served for 5 years on the ethics committees of 4 major hospitals, she was a clinical instructor, and she worked on the front lines of health care during the SARS outbreak and the swine flu outbreak.  In her work, she has played an important role in the living and/or dying of patients with prolonged illnesses and decisions about hospice.  The point of her book is not to say that all hospice is bad.  In fact, the concept of hospice is great. But, she will discuss the big business of hospice and how to prepare yourself for such a huge decision without being marketed to and manipulated. 

Dr. Mara Karpel Clinical Psychologist, Author, Podcaster

Dr. Mara Karpel has been a practicing clinical psychologist for over thirty years, specializing in working with older adults and caregivers, as well as adults of all ages who are dealing with issues of anxiety, depression–or desiring to create more joy in their lives. She also specializes in working with veterans. Dr. Mara is the host of the Blog Talk Radio Show, "Dr. Mara Karpel & Your Golden Years," a program about the social, emotional, and health issues of older adults, caregivers, Boomers, and all who want to grow older with greater health and more joy. She is a regular contributor to Medium and has contributed to Huffington Post, Thrive Global, and Sivana East.

Dr. Mara’s Internationally Best-Selling Book, "The Passionate Life: Creating Vitality & Joy at Any Age," is a guide for all who want to live a more vital, joyful life! After all, Passion, Joy, and Vitality are not just for the young! They are meant for the young at heart no matter what our age.