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A physician's story about language, cultural barriers and end-of-life care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

Dr. Sondra Crosby at Boston University writes that the medical system can fail to provide adequate end-of-life care for vulnerable patients such as immigrants and people who do not speak English. Crosby shares the story of a patient whose life and death might have benefited from better communication, and she says patients who do not understand the medical system or hospice care can become get lost in the "fast-paced corporate environment of medicine." New York Times (tiered subscription model), The (02/25)


Case study questions use of surgical 30-day rule

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Mar 04, 2015

Hospice partners with insurers to offer palliative care in pilot program

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

Patient website for those seeking information on hospice and palliative care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

Teen's brain cancer did not keep her from living her life

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Mar 04, 2015

Survey gauges quality of end-of-life care in NICU

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

Physician: Assisted suicide is not a path to better end-of-life care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Mar 04, 2015

Compassionate care framework aims to reduce suffering, improve quality

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

Kidney dialysis may not be right choice in elderly, physician says

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Mar 04, 2015

Senior planning expert challenges hospice myths

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015


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