palliative care

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    October 9, 2014  

    Modern medicine has a fundamental failure in its approach toward aging and dying, says Dr. Atul Gawande: “We don’t recognize that people have priorities besides just living longer.” Gawande, a surgeon and the author of a new book, “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss his education in mortality. Continue reading

  • July 11, 2008  

    Recent studies have indicated that barely a third of patients report having substantive conversations with their oncologists about end-of-life care, a statistic some physicians are looking to change. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports. Continue reading