Wednesday, June 22, 2011

AAMC: Palliative Care's Rising Role

Compelling vision from Dr. Darrell G. Kirch, president/CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges”:

“Palliative care and related fields, like geriatrics, are a microcosm of the larger health care system. Everything is amplified when the patient in front of us is managing multiple chronic conditions, from the need for us to work seamlessly with other health professions to placing the patient and their family’s needs truly at the center of our efforts. For all these reasons, palliative care is a high-impact specialty that will see increased demand moving forward and will require some of medicine’s brightest minds to choose it as their career path.”

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