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Doctor no parents want to see is one they need when their children are dying

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November 28, 2018
The doctor bends slightly at the waist, or he slouches, or he kneels, or he finds a chair to sink into, anything to get low. He wants to be...

A health care policy that puts the ending first

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September 13, 2018
Rod Hochman vividly remembers watching his father die the wrong way, laid out by a stroke at age 78, hooked up to a ventilator and an intravenous...

Providence St. Joseph rolls out new end-of-life initiatives

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May 30, 2018
Dr. Ira Byock would make weeklong trips to his hometown in New Jersey to drive his dad to radiation therapy as he battled pancreatic cancer. The...

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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...
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