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GeriPal - A Geriatrics and Palliative Care Podcast

Apr 27, 2023

We have a special extra podcast this week.  During the last AAHPM - HPNA meeting in Montréal, we went around asking attendees what one thing that they are most worried about and one thing they are most hopeful for when thinking about the future of our field. 

We couldn’t fit everyone’s responses in but came up with...

Apr 20, 2023

In 1990 11% of homeless persons were older than 50.  Today half are over age 50.  Today we talk with Margot Kushel about how we got here, including:

  • That sense of powerlessness as a clinician when you “fix up” a patient in the hospital, only to discharge them to the street knowing things will fall apart.

  • Chronic...

Apr 13, 2023

Social connections impact our health in profound ways, whether it is the support we receive from family and friends in navigating serious illness, the joy from shared social activities, or connecting with our community. Experiencing social isolation, the objective lack of contact with friends, family, or the community,...

Apr 6, 2023

Do we need an RCT to establish the worth of chaplaincy?

Einstein once said, “Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.”

A friend of GeriPal, and prior guest, Guy Micco commented today that we need an RCT for chaplaincy is like the idea that the...