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Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Wednesday at 2 PM Pacific

March 23rd 2016:Making Healthcare Better

Palliative care has been a little understood aspect of our overall health care system even as it has become more recognized within that system as a valuable resource for patients and their families. Patients often have no education about how palliative care and hospice can serve them and ease the tremendous stresses of serious diagnosis. Thankfully, pioneers in the field have conducted an impassioned fight to educate, validate and increase access to this most essential care. Of all of these advocates, perhaps none has done more to increase the number of palliative care programs available than

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Diane Meier

Diane E. Meier, MD is Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national organization devoted to increasing access to palliative care in the United States. Under her leadership the number of palliative care programs in U.S. hospitals has more than tripled in the last decade. She is co-director of the Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center; Vice-Chair for Public Policy and Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine; Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics; and was founder and Director of the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, all at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Meier’s numerous grants and awards include a MacArthur Fellowsh
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones 20/10/2017 05:00 20/10/2017 06:00 Good Grief with Cheryl Jones https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones Palliative care has been a little understood aspect of our overall health care system even as it has become more recognized within that system as a valuable resource for patients and their families. Patients often have no education about how palliative care and hospice can serve them and ease the tremendous stresses of serious diagnosis. Thankfully, pioneers in the field have conducted an impassioned fight to educate, validate and increase access to this most essential care. Of all of these advocates, perhaps none has done more to increase the number of palliative care programs available than Diane Meier as Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). Under her leadership these programs have more than tripled in ten years. What brought her to this work? What do we need to know about these services and when and how best to use them. How can we all support the effort to increase these programs where we live? VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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