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Aug 11, 2022

Today we have the honor of interviewing Susan Block, MD, one of the pioneering leaders in the fields of palliative care, particularly psychosocial aspects of palliative care.  Susan led the Project on Death in America’s Faculty Scholars program, used her dual training in internal medicine and psychiatry to shine a...


Aug 4, 2022

A year ago we did our first “Deprescribing Super Special”.  Today we are coming back for more (or less given the content), talking about the following articles with their lead authors:

First up, we talk with Ariel Green about her article in JAMA Network on preferred phrases a clinician may use to explain why they...


Jul 28, 2022

We are fortunate today to interview two oncologists whose research has catapulted palliative care forward: Jennifer Temel, author of the landmark NEJM study on early outpatient palliative care for patients with advanced lung cancer; and Areej El-Jawahri, author of the landmark JAMA article on inpatient palliative care...


Jul 21, 2022

The science of balancing safety and independence of older drivers has come a long way.  Some key points from our podcast today with Emmy Betz (emergency physician-researcher) and Terri Cassidy (occupational therapist and certified driving rehab specialist) include:

  • It’s no longer gouache to say “taking away...


Jul 14, 2022

“Imagine that you are the medical director of a large (>150 bed) nursing home. Two-thirds of the patients in the home now have COVID-19. Seventeen of your patients are dead. The other physicians who previously saw patients in the nursing home are no longer coming to your facility because you have COVID positive...