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Palliative Medical Teams Encouraged By Institute Of Medicine’s “Dying In America” Report

Palliative medicine for the seriously ill should be covered by all payers and provided by all health organizations, said Dr. Diane Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, during a presentation exploring new findings about dying in America. Meier addressed a widely circulated report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) calling for new public engagement strategies to foster […]

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Palliative Medicine, Hospice Care?

Despite its growing popularity in hospitals, most Americans remain unaware of the comfort and benefits palliative care can provide some terminally ill patients. “There is a clear need to inform consumers about palliative care and provide consumers with a definition of palliative care,” researchers commissioned by the Center to Advance Palliative Care advise. According to Public Opinion Research on Palliative […]

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