Dr. Jennifer Brokaw finished her residency in EM in 1993 at University of NM. She was an NIH Clinical Research Scholar studying the health effects of domestic violence on women and on faculty at UNM for 2 years and then transitioned to private practice. She and her husband relocated to San Francisco in 2001, and Dr. Brokaw worked in the ED at SF General for 8 years. In 2010, she started a private practice in patient advocacy and end of life management called Good Medicine, one of the first of its kind. Since Good Medicine closed in 2014, Jennifer has consulted for the SF Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation supporting retired and active firefighters with serious cancer and continues to work on a memoir about caring for her uncle who died in 2014 of early onset Alzheimer’s. She also blogs, speaks and tweets about end of life, among other things. She and her radiologist husband Allen Fry have raised 2 fierce women, now in college.
In her FIX18 talk, she discusses her experience with end of life planning and the importance of these skills for good patient care.