A few weeks ago, on my way to see a patient in the hospital, I ran into a cardiologist who I like a lot. We have cared for a few patients together—people whose hearts had failed so severely that he didn’t have anything useful to offer them anymore, and they were transitioned to the palliative care unit, where I work, to die.

September 17, 2018
A few weeks ago, on my way to see a patient in the hospital, I ran into a cardiologist who I like a lot. We have […]
September 17, 2018
As a society, we are not very sophisticated when we talk about serious illness and death. We talk of fighting, of battling against, of staying positive […]
September 12, 2018
Don’t you think he looks comfortable right now?” We stand quietly at the foot of the bed and watch. The patient lies semisupine in the mechanical […]
September 12, 2018
Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider is bringing together a cross-disciplinary set of minds to reimagine what dying in America looks like today starting with palliative care in the […]