Having the Talk: When Treatment Becomes End-of-Life Care

By: Aliyan Baruchin
Submitted by: Mary Launder, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Conversations about end-of-life care are among the most important interactions doctors and patients have. But for health care providers of all ages, backgrounds, and specialties, they may also prove to be the most challenging.

Decades after the rise of palliative care as a clinical specialty, enormous progress has been made in teaching medical students and clinicians how to navigate end-of-life issues. These conversations have become more crucial because people are living longer with chronic and serious illnesses.

Read the full article in AAMC here.

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