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GeriPal - A Geriatrics and Palliative Care Podcast

Nov 24, 2021

I don’t consider myself spiritual.  For some in palliative care, this would be considered heresy as we are told “everyone is spiritual.”  But, hey, I’m not.  So there.  However, despite not being spiritual, I do believe that spiritual care is fundamental to the care I give patients and families.  I also...

Nov 18, 2021

Though “breath” is in the title of Wes Ely’s book (and his song choice by the Police), relationships are its beating heart.

The book operates on two levels.

On one level, Wes Ely’s book is an autobiography of a critical care doctor’s horror and shame at discovering that his ICU practice of heavily sedating...

Nov 11, 2021

Anyone who cares for individuals with serious illness must live in a messy space where tough conversations about treatment decisions are common and complicated.  

On today’s podcast we talk with James Tulsky about living in this messy space of medical decision making and the challenges that come with communication...

Nov 4, 2021

“The secret sauce of the Transitions, Referral and Coordination (TRAC) team was including a  lawyer.”  This is brilliant and will ring true to those of us who care for complex older adults who end up in the hospital for long, long, long admissions.

On today’s podcast we talk with Kenny Lam, Jessica Eng, Sarah...