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Start the most difficult conversation American isn’t having- the conversation about our end of life preferences

Atul Gawande

Media Landscape Opens Opportunity For Earlier, Better End Of Life Care: ASCO’s Inaugural Palliative Care Symposium

The prevalence of end of life decisions in current media and literature provides an opening for physicians to prompt conversations about the subject with patients, said Dr. Anthony Back, a Seattle Cancer Care Alliance medical oncologist, in remarks to the Palliative Care Oncology Symposium in Boston. Before beginning such difficult dialogue, however, he offered frameworks to […]

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Dr. Atul Gawande Chicago: A Plea For Better End Of Life Care In Chicago

In order to provide better medical care to the seriously ill, physicians must ask patients about their goals of care and end of life wishes, said Dr. Atul Gawande, bestselling author of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. Gawande, a general surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, addressed hundreds of […]

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