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Palliative Care and the Humanities: Centralizing the Patient at the End of Life
In this essay I explore the ways palliative care—treatment given to a patient at the end of his or her life—can be enlarged to include a humanistic approach that takes into account both the patient and the medical team of caregivers. The goal is to enhance patient care by bringing together medical science and the humanities. It is at this intersection that the “whole person” can be attended to in the most meaningful sense of patient-centered care. Numerous important books have been written on... Continue Reading >>