Tag: palliative care

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“Cure Sometimes, Treat Often, Comfort Always”

02 May 2018

Six years ago, I was attending a Pain and Palliative Care Symposium when I heard a medical oncologist say, “We treat disease. We do not treat emotion.” She was an outspoken advocate for palliation...

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Difficult Conversations

28 Mar 2018

I’m a trauma and critical care surgeon. I deliver bad news. It’s not one of the perks of the job, but it’s one of the very important parts of my job. I have seen it all. The full spectrum of emo...

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Thoughts on Being a Caregiver

07 Jul 2016

By Hilary Sanfey Over the last few years I helped care for a very dear friend, a retired surgeon, who developed a progressive neurological illness shortly after turning sixty. It was challenging, n...