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The E-Series: Having Meaningful Conversations about Care & Decline

In this episode, CEO Trent Cockerham is joined by Dr. Scott Murkin, Associate Medical Director for Hospice of the Piedmont and Attending Physician for the Randolph Hospice House. Together, they discuss common barriers to and strategies for having intentional conversations related to care expectations and the importance of normalizing these difficult conversations.

Apr 1, 2022


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Guest Bio: Scott Murkin, MD, joined Hospice of Randolph in 2010 and serves as Attending Physician at the Randolph Hospice House since its opening in 2011. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, board certified in Hospice and Palliative Care and a Certified Hospice Medical Director. Prior to his work in hospice, Dr. Murkin practiced family medicine at White Oak Family Practice and White Oak Urgent Care in Asheboro. Dr. Murkin’s background in family medicine allows him to provide care for people of all ages and backgrounds regardless of what medical conditions they are facing.

The E-Series is an educational webinar and podcast series aimed at engaging our community, exploring relevant topics and educating about ways to connect with our organization. Funding for The E-Series is provided by the John A. Lusk Fund for Hospice and Palliative Care Education. To listen to previously recorded episodes of The E-Series, click here.