May 10, 2009
Thank you to MS-PREP/NESA student, Nancy MItchell for sending along the link to a thought provoking documentary series that recently aired on WBUR in Boston. The documentary entitled: Quality of Death: End of Life Care in America, raises many questions about the type of care and medical interventions our current health care system promotes at the end of life. The documentary challeges those of us involved in health care to consider how we can make the end of life more compassionate and meet the needs of our patients and their families more effectively and humanely. You will find it well worth your time to listen to the documentary and check out the website for more information and further discussion about Quality of Death: End of Life Care in America. Feel free to post your comments on this blog for a focused discussion on pain and palliative care.