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.
Labels: palliative care; end of life; medical ethics; bioethics