John D. Shier, RN, PhD

John Shier is a Registered Nurse and Doctor of Philosophy who entered the profession of nursing at the young age of sixty and after having two prior successful careers.

Prior to his nursing career and his work as "ThatGuyNurse," John was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay for fourteen years. John also served eighteen years as the Executive Director of the Lake Michigan Area Agency on Aging as well as providing leadership as the Executive Director of the United Way of Brown County.

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John D. Shier RN, Ph.D.
2790 Elm Tree Hill
Apt. 330
Green Bay, WI 54313

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You Are The CEO of Your Life!

“You Are the CEO of Your Life…Are You up to It?”

In his program, “Live Long, Die Healthy,” Dr. Shier explored the role of modern medicine and extending life expectancy undulate almost reaches the life span of 90 to 95 years. He stresses and explains the role of lifestyle and allowing us to live the full human life span in good health.

In his program, “The Professional Patient,” he sets forth the requirements for fully utilizing the health care system in ways that maximize its benefits and minimize its dangers.  In this program, “You Are the CEO of Your Life…Are You up to It?,” He brings together the basics of the first two programs and explores the ever more important questions that almost everybody is going to have to deal with as they, members of their families or friends approach the end of life.

Among all the other consequences of the growth in medical and pharmaceutical knowledge and technology that has occurred in the last half century, death itself has been transformed from being a short-term event to a process that can take months or even years.  It is a process that can lead to family disruption and even bankruptcy as well as pain and suffering for the patient, family and friends.   John will address these crucial issues out of twenty-three years of experience in hospice care.

The program will include discussion of living wills, of hospice care, of palliative care, of the durable power of attorney for health care as well as related  topics focused on the  kinds of issues that  most often arise at the end of life.

“You Are the CEO of Your Life…Are You up to It?” Brings together for review and discussion all of the basic issues and questions regarding health, the medical system and the end of life.