Tuesday 30 May 2023
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Making Death Discussions Easy with My Gift of Grace


Making Death Discussions Easy with My Gift of Grace

We are excited to bring you this re-cap of The Healthcare Podcaster Blab on Monday 6/20/16 featuring Janet Kennedy, host of Get Social Health (@GetSocialHealth),  Jared Johnson, host of The Health IT Marketer Podcast (@JaredPiano),  Todd Eury of the Pharmacy Podcast (@PharmacyPodcast) and our Joe Lavelle (@Resultant) . The Healthcare Podcaster Blab is a weekly show in which we explore current topics that we are seeing on our shows and in which we feature a special guest, often related to the topics being discussed.  Todd and Jared were not able to make this episode.

Special Guest:

  • Nick Jehlen, Lead Designer and Partner of Common Practice, joined us to discuss how their game My Gift of Grace makes discussing death much easier with family, friends and caregivers.


The Healthcare Podcasters Blab 6/20/16:

Nick shares some really great information and you don’t want to miss it!


About Nick Jehlen

Nick Jehlen is the lead designer of My Gift of Grace, a game that transforms anxiety about death into conversations about living. Nick leads the design and research practices for the company. Applying his background in human factors engineering and design, Nick has been creating innovative social interventions for over 20 years. These interventions are informed by his ongoing study of Gandhian nonviolent methods, including research into how popular movements create change on a societal level. His practice in nonviolent direct action focuses on bridging barriers to communication and the power of action to move both participants and audience to rethink problems and conflicts and come to lasting and ethical resolutions.
In 1993 and 1994, Nick traveled to Haiti on human rights observer missions and interviewed members of the resistance to the military coup. His reporting on these interviews was published in the Boston Globe. From 2006 to 2010, Nick was the lead designer and organizer of the Enough Fear campaign, which set up public phone hotlines between the US and Iran and used online tools to facilitate large-scale citizen diplomacy between Iranians and Americans through Facebook.  Connect with Nick on Twitter or LinkedIN!

Listen to intrepidNOW Healthcare’s recent interview with Nick!


Common Practice 

Common Practice is a healthcare innovation company that focuses on one of the most pervasive problems in healthcare today: the avoided conversations about serious illness and death. Learn more and join the Gift of Grace community on Facebook.



Bringing Innovation to Health PlansWe encourage you to see how intrepidNow Healthcare collaborated with JVION to broadcast #PredictWhatMatters from HIMSS ’16.   you can listen in to many great interviews of various executive Predictive Analytics stakeholders here.

Visit JVION on the Web and follow them on Twitter, LinkedIN and Facebook!

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JOE LAVELLE is a Healthcare Management and Technology Consultant with a record of successfully meeting the business and technology challenges of diverse organizations including health plans, health delivery networks, and health care companies for 25 years. Joe worked his way up through Cap Gemini and Andersen Consulting to the partner/VP level of at First Consulting Group, Technology Solutions Group and Santa Rosa Consulting. After running his own company, Results First Consulting, for 12 years Joe Co-Founded intrepidNow with Todd Schnick to create incredible content to dramatically improve the sales and marketing efforts of their clients.