LENOX — HospiceCare in The Berkshires (HCiB) will sponsor an author presentation and book signing with Dr. Ira Byock on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Kimball Farms Life Care in Lenox to discuss his critically acclaimed book, The Four Things That Matter Most.
The event, titled “What Mortality Can Teach Us About Living Fully,” will take attendees on a journey to discover how they can live more fully, heal and nurture their relationships, resolve difficulties with integrity, and enrich their inner lives. Reservations are required and can be made by calling HCiB at (413) 443-2994.
Through the lens of four simple, powerful phrases — “please forgive me,” “I forgive you,” “thank you,” and “I love you” — Byock will share a unique perspective on life and love from his experiences with patients in palliative care.
Alongside the presentation and a Q&A session, attendees will be able to enjoy refreshments, purchase copies of Byock’s works, and get their books signed by the author. HospiceCare in the Berkshires will also send five individuals home with a free copy of The Four Things That Matter Most.
Byock is a leading medical authority, author, and public advocate for improving care for people living with serious medical conditions. He is an active emeritus professor of medicine and community & family medicine at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and the founder of the Institute for Human Caring within the Providence health system. The institute drives transformation in clinical systems and culture to make caring for whole person the new normal, with its change strategies producing measurable and scalable improvements in healthcare quality and efficiency.
“HospiceCare in The Berkshires is excited to partner with Kimball Farms Life Care to host this premier event,” said Michele Clayborne, executive director of HospiceCare in the Berkshires. “Dr. Byock is a renowned pillar in the medical community, and his presence in Berkshire County speaks volumes for the importance of the work our organization is doing for area residents.”