The Great Divide: The Schism Between Palliative Medicine and Palliative Care

8 thoughts on “The Great Divide: The Schism Between Palliative Medicine and Palliative Care”

  1. Thanks for making me chuckle and for the new theorist, wish I knew her name last semester. Thankfully most places I’ve gone have autonomous roles with minimal interference. I had wished for more collaboration in my early days, but it doesn’t happen easily, so I learned not to count on it.

  2. Nurses, stand tall and speak up in a productive manner. We are the backbone of patient care. Thanks for a wonderful article.
    I missed seeing reference to the family being part of the care team and planning team. It’s essential and should never be omitted. Stay strong.

  3. Thank you for your insight and supporting the many nurses who make a profound impact during such an important time.

  4. ❤️ Interestingly, I became an NP because I also was telling our providers exactly what I wanted for orders. I thought, ok if I can do that, I can just write the orders and skip the sighs and snippy remarks for calling after hours.
    But when I became an NP, suddenly I realized there’s a new hierarchy. Palliative medicine (which is commonly inpatient) vs the lowly, less exciting community hospice medicine. Ugh.
    I am not in hospice now but I’m seeing what I can do with what I know in a PACE program. Definitely not a very “sexy” setting but it has been rewarding.
    Thanks for your blog!

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