by Rebecca Gagne-Henderson PhD, APRN, ACHPN Who is your customer? Your company, a hospital you work for, the consulting physician? Another way to ask this is: Where does your allegiance lie? Palliative care has changed. When I started, it was a wild and woolly new frontier. You had to put your holster on your hip … Continue reading Getting the Boot!
By Juan Esteban Correa-Morales, Palliative Care Resident, National Institute of Cancer, La Sabana University Colombia and Natalia Salamanca-Balen MD, Laboratory for Psycho-oncology Research, University of Notre Dame The one wish every healthcare worker has for patients is that they cope with the reality of their prognosis and adhere to the best possible treatment. The legitimacy … Continue reading The Thin Line Between Hope and Faith in Oncology
by Rebecca Gagne Henderson PhD APRN ACHPN The Original Schism In 1054 AD a Roman Catholic Cardinal was sent to the Metropolitan of the Eastern Orthodox Church and excommunicated the entire Eastern church. The Eastern Bishop declared anathema on the Roman Catholic church. Oh, the Irony amongst these fine men who carried the mantle of the original … Continue reading The Great Divide: The Schism Between Palliative Medicine and Palliative Care