Viki Kind

Viki Kind is a clinical bioethicist, medical educator and hospice volunteer. She’s a family caregiver with many years of experience caring for four members of her family. Her most recent book, “The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices For Those Who Can't,” guides families and healthcare professionals through the complex process of making decisions for those who are losing or have lost the ability to think. Across the United States she teaches healthcare professionals to have integrity and compassion, and how to improve end-of-life care through better communication. Her approach to dealing with challenging healthcare situations is relied on by patients, families and healthcare professionals. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in speech communication from California State University at Northridge and a Master’s degree in bioethics from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She also has specialized training in mediation from Pepperdine University and UCLA.