The Palliators

The Palliators

We are fellowship-trained Hospice and Palliative Medicine physicians who have background in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Pediatrics. This podcast is designed to help educate healthcare professionals about the particular needs of those who are facing chronic and terminal illnesses... Show More

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Shannon Dunavan, LCSW gives us tips on helping people through all stages of grief, but she focuses on what many think of as the more difficult stages of grief, anger and denial. She turns the tables and starts asking questions to give practical tools for providers caring for those who are processing their grief.

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This is an interview with Shannon Dunavan, LCSW and a review of the stages of grief as described by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, MD. Find tips for understanding and helping people who are grieving.

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An overview and discussion of futility with a brief history, tenets, cases and resources

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An overview and discussion of futility with a brief history, tenets, cases and resources

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An overview and discussion of futility with a brief history, tenets, cases and resources

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The completion of an interview with a neuro ICU nurse - turned hospice nurse who faces terminal cancer at home with hospice services. She  courageously faces death with thoughtful intention as she focuses on living well.

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An interview at the home of a neuro-ICU nurse turned hospice nurse who has terminal ovarian cancer and has chosen to spend the end of her life at home with help from hospice. She shares her experience.

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An interview at the home of a neuro-ICU nurse turned hospice nurse who has terminal ovarian cancer and has chosen to spend the end of her life at home with help from hospice. She shares her experience.

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This podcast discusses the JPSM article to help address patients' and families' hope for a miracle

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May 19, 2019 15 min

Discussion of how to help patients face a serious situation without providing false hope.

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May 19, 2019 15 min

Discussion of how to help patients face a serious situation without providing false hope.

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Tips on using the SPIKES protocol for delivering serious or important news.

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This podcast reviews concepts of palliative medicine and hospice for practicing physicians and physicians in training. It is a good introduction for medical students and other healthcare providers.

The Hospitalist article: 10 Things Hospitalists Need to Know about Palliative Care and the Choosing Wisely initiative of the ABIM are discussed.

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