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Monthly Archives: June 2011
Those of us who work in the fields of Palliative Medicine, Palliative Care, and Hospice Care do not believe in the existence of the “Kennedy Ulcer”. We believe that the cutaneous stigmata so called is actually due to venous stasis, promoted by immobility … Continue reading
To “deem” is to consider, hold an opinion, believe, think or regard. A classic example of medical paternalism occurs when physicians “deem” a particular patient as being “palliative”. Moreover, when physicians “deem” a patient as “palliative” it is generally when the … Continue reading
Despite the modern trend to promote patient-centered care and patient empowerment, it is shocking to witness flagrant examples of paternalism by physicians when THEY declare a patient to be “palliative”. In a truly patient-centered and patient-empowerment mode, it is actually the patient … Continue reading
North America spends at least 20% of its global healthcare budget on patients that are in their last month of life, yet less than 5% is spent on disease prevention. Much of this late-stage treatment represents clearly futile interventions and micromanagement that is usually … Continue reading
The following paradigm reflects the changing goals of care that occur in the management of wounds as life’s continuum progresses from “cradle to grave”.
Refer to my recent publication in BMC Cancer: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2407/10/592