A Conversation About Palliative Care

by | Nov 19, 2014 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Palliative care is a specialized form of medical care intended for people with serious illness. The focus of palliative care is to clarify the goals of a patient’s care while helping to alleviate the pain and discomfort that follows life-altering conditions by providing effective symptom management.” [Source]

Recently, WFYI’s Sound Medicine program hosted a conversation about palliative care featuring Dr. Rich Frankel, Director of the IU Walther Palliative Care Research and Education Program as co- host and three guests, Gail Sheehy, author of “Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos Into Confidence”; Mark Nepo, a cancer survivor and New York Times best-selling author and poet; and Dr. Timothy Quill, the Director of the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Palliative Care at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

You can listen to the conversation here. 

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