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Physician-assisted suicide won’t atone for medicine’s ‘original sin’

January 31, 2018
Centuries from now, one of the things our era will be known for is the plague of dying badly.

Taking Psychedelics Seriously

January 22, 2018
Given the prevalence of persistent suffering and growing acceptance of physician-hastened death as a medical response, it is time to revisit the...

We Must Earn Confidence in End-of-Life Comfort Care

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November 08, 2017
We live and practice in challenging times. Thanks to advances in public health and treatments for hitherto swiftly fatal conditions, people in...

Providence palliative physician lands prestigious clinical scholarship

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October 09, 2017
Matthew Gonzales, M.D., a software engineer-turned palliative care physician, is among 10 physicians and nurses named into Cambia Health...

Cambia Health Foundation Announces 10 New Sojourns Scholars to Advance Palliative Care

September 20, 2017
Elite group of physicians and nurses demonstrate strong leadership potential and commitment to expanding palliative care.

AHA recognizes Providence organizations for expansive palliative care approach

September 02, 2017
A group of Providence St. Joseph Health organizations in Southern California has earned a top American Hospital Association award for implementing...

Keiro and Providence Partner to Address End of Life Care for Japanese Older Adults

August 16, 2017
For older adults, it can be a challenge just to get from home to the store or a doctor’s appointment. Add in a language barrier and the...

McCain is considered a warrior. But is that the right metaphor for his struggle with cancer?

July 21, 2017
The metaphor was inevitable.Moments after the news of Sen. John McCain’s brain tumor reached the internet, he was being pinned with the...

Four Keys To Living Well—From The Terminally Ill

July 17, 2017
Palliative care physician Ira Byock suggests how we might fill a loved one's final days with joy and forgiveness.

‘How Long Have I Got, Doc?’ Why Many Cancer Patients Don’t Have Answers

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June 12, 2017
In the past four years, Bruce Mead-e has undergone two major surgeries, multiple rounds of radiation and chemotherapy to treat his lung cancer. Yet...
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