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We must earn confidence in end-of-life comfort care

We live and practice in challenging times. Thanks to advances in public health and treatments for hitherto swiftly fatal conditions, people in developed countries are living longer than ever before. ...
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Providence palliative physician lands prestigious clinical scholarship

Matthew Gonzales, M.D., a software engineer-turned palliative care physician, is among 10 physicians and nurses named into Cambia Health Foundation’s national 2017 Sojourns Scholar Leadership ...
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Cambia health foundation announces 10 new sojourns scholars to advance palliative care

Elite group of physicians and nurses demonstrate strong leadership potential and commitment to expanding palliative care The Cambia Health Foundation has announced the acceptance of 10 new physicians ...
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AHA recognizes Providence organizations for expansive palliative care approach

A group of Providence St. Joseph Health organizations in Southern California has earned a top American Hospital Association award for implementing palliative care programming that considers the needs ...
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McCain is considered a warrior. But is that the right metaphor for his struggle with cancer?

The metaphor was inevitable. Moments after the news of Sen. John McCain’s brain tumor reached the internet, he was being pinned with the badge of the cancer warrior. Tweets from others, like ...
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Four keys to living well - From the terminally ill

Palliative care physician Ira Byock suggests how we might fill a loved one's final days with joy and forgiveness. My father, Seymour, was diagnosed with incurable pancreatic cancer in 1980, while ...
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'How long have I got, doc?' Why many cancer patients don't have answers

In the past four years, Bruce Mead-e has undergone two major surgeries, multiple rounds of radiation and chemotherapy to treat his lung cancer. Yet in all that time, doctors never told him or his ...
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'Re-souling' healthcare through storytelling

The Institute for Human Caring invites the public in Los Angeles, Anchorage, Alaska, and Missoula, Mont., to share healthcare-related stories for posterity. As part of Hear Me Now StoryCorps provides ...
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