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GeriPal - A Geriatrics and Palliative Care Podcast

Dec 17, 2020

Surrogate decision‐making around life-sustaining treatments in the hospital even in the best of circumstances is hard.   It’s maybe even harder when caring for those who are conserved or have a professional guardian.  The conservator may not have known the patient prior to them losing capacity, they may not know...

Dec 10, 2020

“Diagnose and adios.”  That’s the sad phrase that I’ve heard quoted more than once, representing caregivers' sentiment of what it’s like to be told by a clinician that your loved one has dementia. 

This week we talked with Zaldy Tan, Geriatrician and Director of the Memory and Aging program at Cedars Sinai in...

Dec 3, 2020

What does it mean to create a cultural shift to the end of life experience?  Is it even possible?  How do you even start something like that?  

On today's podcast, we talk to Shoshana Ungerleider about her experience making that change.  Shoshana is one of those amazing advocates for palliative and end of life care. ...