“You want to go into what?” Explaining to family and friends exactly what palliative medicine is and why you’re interested in it can be a daunting task. In my experience, the looks usually go from confused to dismayed to confused again. “How could you possibly want to do something so…morbid? You have to be a … Read moreStudent Perspective: Our Identity as HPM Physicians
Join the Humanities SIG at the Assembly in Boston for an illuminating discussion of the award winning book, This Republic of Suffering, on Saturday, March 6, 12:15 – 1:15 pm. Among the questions we’ll discuss: Prior to the Civil War, the end of life process commonly occurred at home, with family, the family physician, clergy, … Read moreWhat Does the American Civil War Teach Us About Contemporary Death and Mourning?
AAHPM submitted the following letter to US News & World Report in response to Dr. Bernadine Healy’s “On Health” column from the recent February 2010 Special Issue – “Aging Well” – which included some misleading comments about hospice and palliative medicine. We encourage AAHPM members to post their thoughts at the end of the article … Read moreAAHPM President Reacts to Misleading HPM News Article
With the two weeks and counting to Annual Assembly we have a record number of pre-registrants all descending on the Hub. My HPNA co-chair and fellow Bay Stater, Pat Coyne, and I promise you a wicked good Assembly. We have a veritable smorgasbord planned and I’ve been given an opportunity in this blog to whet … Read moreAerosmith, The Cars, and now…The 2010 Assembly Plenaries: Boston Rocks!
I’m thrilled to welcome you to the official AAHPM blog. Many of you are frequent blog contributors and followers already, as there are several resources available within our online community. My hope is that AAHPM will provide yet another place where we can all congregate and connect with one another. With the successful use of … Read moreIs this thing on?