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Denial of Death

I recently attended a neurology lunch and learn at the CU School of Medicine and listened to Dr. Robert Halloway Jr. talk about his insights about palliative care, philosophy and death.  


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Learning What it Means to Live

The past nine months I have been in a small group through my church that meets bi-monthly. We explore our faith, theology, spiritual practice and concepts like forgiveness and wholeness .


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Decolonizing Palliative Care Practice

I had purchased “Dreams of My Father” when it first came out, but it disappeared in my embarrassingly large stash of “to read” books in my office. During a deep clean, I discovered the book and read it in a few days.


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Amos Bailey Retirement Adventures

Now that Amos is retired, he has been able to explore the breathtaking US scenery.  


Author Amos Bailey | Publish Date April 30, 2024
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Terror and LGBTQIA+ Identity

Thank you, Carey, for writing this piece. I can feel my own “globus” about my own “half-in, half-out” life and existence return when I read your thoughts and feelings.


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Psilocybin and Palliative Care

For my capstone project, I’m doing a literature review of psilocybin’s use in palliative care.


Author Jennifer Weitenberner, MD | Publish Date April 16, 2024
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Palliative Care is Love

I have been in palliative care (PC) since my graduation from the nursing school and it has been fourteen years into my career and I learned that the true definition of PC is love.


Author Nam Wangmo | Publish Date April 09, 2024
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"Tell Me My Story"

Dimple Dhabalia spent decades traveling the world helping others. In the direst situations, she listened intently to the stories of refugees and made decisions about whether they were approved for asylum in the United States. Her avocation is her passion; it also nearly killed her.


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Letting Go, Gently

I was staring out the window on a cool autumn morning, when I noticed a tree bathing in the sun, its leaves a perfect mix of gold and yellow, sparkling, glowing. A fleeting moment of beauty.


Author Alexis Svokos MD | Publish Date March 26, 2024
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Communication in Palliative Care

In palliative care, a good conversation can be life-changing. As healthcare providers, we generally tend to focus on the clinical aspects of care.


Author Araz Melkonian MD | Publish Date March 19, 2024
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'When You Get to Heaven, You Can Eat'

On November 7th, 2023 I received a call from my dad. I had not heard from my dad in 15 years.


Author Marie Collier, MD | Publish Date March 12, 2024
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Why I Chose Palliative Care

My interest in palliative care started with my grandma’s use of hospice services seventeen years ago. She suffered with multiple sclerosis for over forty years.


Author Lauren Carter | Publish Date March 05, 2024
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Embracing the Platinum Rule in Palliative Care

One of the first take aways from this journey, for me, in a mid-career directional change from emergency medicine to palliative care was a move away from the golden rule and towards the platinum rule. Treat patients the way they want to be treated, not the way we want to be treated.


Author Tari Advani, MD | Publish Date February 26, 2024
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Palliative Care Blog Archive

The Palliative Care Blog has moved.  


Author Kristin Goosen | Publish Date February 21, 2024
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