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Richard W. Besdine, MD, on Dispels Myths about Palliative Care

Apr 23
2013

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AFAR Medical Officer Richard W. Besdine, MD, dispels misconceptions about palliative care in a blog post published on April 19 on the Huffington Post. Although the field of palliative care is growing rapidly, Dr. Besdine points out that many people remain misinformed about what exactly palliative care consists of and what its relationship to other courses of treatment and life expectancy is. Palliative care, Dr. Besdine writes, "“is simply good care."” Beeson Scholar R. Sean Morrison, MD, also contributes to the blog post.

This is the twelfth post in Dr. Besdine’'s series on health care and aging on the AOL Healthy Living site. Read all of his articles here.





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