Monthly Archives: March 2012

“Best Supportive Care” – According to Whom ???


The expression “Best Supportive Care” is used frequently within clinical arenas pertaining to patients with “Advanced Illness“. However, its composition and philosophy remain nebulous and open to debate. This also depends upon the reference frame from which it is being defined. … Continue reading

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Palliative Care = “Glass half-full NOT Glass half-empty”


I happened to inadvertently eavesdrop on one of my colleagues today during their efforts to explain the nature of palliative care to a family member of a clearly terminally ill patient. The young doctor involved equated palliative care to “doing nothing” by using  the following list of … Continue reading

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