Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Politics of Palliative Care

Kathleen M. Foley, MD
Flanigan Lecture – August 3, 2010
Kansas City, MO

Death panel discussions in 2009 high jacked real issues around palliative care. Workforce capacity of palliative care limits access, as do some hospice benefits on concurrent active therapies. And prescription drug abuse impacts end of life pain management.

Those are some of the political challenges around palliative care in the US, according to Kathleen Foley, MD, attending neurologist in the Pain and Palliative Care Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Foley spoke to these issues during the Flanigan Lecture August 3, 2010 in Kansas City, MO.

In 2009 the Center for Practical Bioethics established a chair in palliative care named after Dr. Foley.


PowerPoint: The Politics of Palliative Care, Kathleen Foley, MD



Anonymous Ron Kustek said...

Hospice care is available to those who need care in the end stages of their life.
Find Hospice care in your area by visiting:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010  
Blogger Sandra said...

I agree, Ron. Hospice care is also provided by both volunteers and health professionals who offer psychological, medical, and spiritual support.

Thursday, April 07, 2011  

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