At the Precipice

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The Walk Home

I have thought a lot in past year or so about religion, spirituality, and my own relationship with each. I don’t consider myself a religious person, but I suppose it’s unsurprising that I would spend time pondering such things given that I spent a year training in hospice and palliative medicine and am currently a …

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In Honor of Karen: The Road to Palliative Care

The first palliative care "consult" I ever did was on my friend's mother.* The reason it's in quotes is that it is generally considered unethical for physicians to treat family members and friends... and that I actually was not yet a physician. My friend's mother was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme - a terribly aggressive,  virtually …

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