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Life’s Best Invention?

Mr Jobs was an intensely private person, something I fully respect. Some hope that his upcoming biography will reveal more. One can only suspect, based on his approach to everything else in life, that in his dealing with cancer he was equally meticulous, innovative, and unorthodox.This article in NYT, says that he spent his last days at home, surrounded by family. He carefully chose those that wanted to visit him, and everyone else was either ignored or told to stop calling. He met with his biographer, he went to work when possible. He had dinners with his family. With all of his uniqueness, he was not unlike “everyone else”. Read the rest of this entry »

Palliative Care State-by-State report

CAPC has just released a “report card”reflecting on the state of palliative care across the nation. THe report was created for the first time in 2008, and apparently as a nation since then we went from a C to a B. What it means in reality? I guess more quality palliative care programs across the nation.

Seven states and DC and got an A, more than half of the states are ranked B, and there are two that got an F. One can download the full report here or just look at specific state statistics.

 

Can We Talk?
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