With Dr. Brian Mistler, Dr. Jamie Jensen, & Dr. Michael Fratkin
Medicine has advanced to extraordinary improvements in the length of our survival. Yet, the quality of our dying by some measures has never been worse. The Full Life Institute in collaboration with ResolutionCare Network unpack this paradox and illuminate pragmatic principles empowering you and those you love to die well.
Thurs., Feb. 13 • 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)
$70 • Class #: 24430
Dr. Brian J. Mistler (Ph.D.) is a healthcare and administrator and mental health expert, currently chief operating officer of ResolutionCare, a benefit corperation providing palliative care through the end of life, and recently executive director of Student Health and Wellbeing Services at Humboldt State University. Previous appointments at institutions included associate dean of students, health director, counseling director, and Title-IX coordinator/legal compliance officer, and over 15 years of teaching at universities/hospitals. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Mistler has published widely on legal, physical-/mental-health, and social justice issues in top journals and served on national boards including Center for Collegiate Mental Health, NASPA Region VI, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, and Journal of College and University Student Housing. Brian received his M.A. (conflict resolution) from The University of Bradford as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to the U.K., P.G-Cert (financial management) from Cornell University, and his Ph.D. (counseling psychology) from the University of Florida, specializing in data science and organizational change management.
Dr. Jamie Jensen is an assistant professor with the Humboldt State University Dept. of Social Work, and a co-director of The Full Life Institute at HSU. She earned her BASW and MSW from HSU and has been a faculty member since 2008. She also has an M.A. in human development and a Ph.D. in human and organizational systems. Dr. Jensen has practice experience in the areas of aging, program development, community planning, family caregiving, medical social work, care management, and group work. Her teaching experience includes micro and macro practice, organization and community systems, field practicum, and social gerontology. She is also an organizational development consultant working in the area of social services, healthcare and higher education, and has an interest in the ways in which organizations continue to limit the inclusion of some people while privileging others. She coaches organizational leaders to build the workplace into positive, inclusive, and culturally safe learning organizations that support the wellness and sustainability of the staff.
Father, husband, brother, son, and physician, Dr. Fratkin is dedicated to the well being of his community. Since completing his training, he has made his home and built his family in rural Northern California. He has served his community in primary care in a community clinic system, as a medical director of our local hospice, as a leader in the community hospital medical staff, and a transformative voice for improving the experience of people facing the end of life. At a time of great demographic and cultural change in our society, Dr. Fratkin created ResolutionCare to insure capable and soulful care of everyone, everywhere, as they approach the completion of life.