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Communication: The cornerstone of healthcare

Communications and sharing of information between HCP (healthcare providers) and patients is a fundamental building block of good patient care and key to improving our healthcare system. The gold standard for this type of communication is shared decision making  (SDM).

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Occupy healthcare and palliative care: Part three – high quality and affordable healthcare lives in palliative care

Returning to my review of palliation and how it can lower cost and improve care for patients with serious illness. Again my thanks to Diane Meier, MD, PACP, Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care at the Mt. Sinai School of

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Occupy healthcare and palliative care: Part two – spend more, die sooner

Continuing my review of palliation and healthcare, I want to begin to examine our healthcare system and how it is simply not meeting the needs of our community. Again, I want to thank Diane Meier, MD, PACP, Director, Center to

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Occupy healthcare and palliative care

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” Isaac Asimov This post will be the first of a series examining palliative care and its importance to the future of healthcare for those with serious illness, and those

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