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Abraham Verghese

Abraham Verghese: Dying Patients Benefit From Doctors’ Honest Communication, Compassion

Physicians caring for dying patients often miss the beauty and grandeur of death, said bestselling author and physician Abraham Verghese at the annual conference of the Association of Health Care Journalists in Santa Clara, Calif. Verghese, a Stanford University professor, highlighted the importance of bedside medicine and physical examination in an era of advanced technology. […]

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Approaching End Of Life Conversations

As hard as it may be for the physician and the patient, clear and compassionate discussion about choices will serve everyone This piece was first published in Chicago Medicine (page 24-25). LMM President Randi Belisomo is a contributor. In medicine, language matters. When a patient is diagnosed with a terminal disease, clarity in communication and […]

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