July-August 2004
Volume 85, Number 4

With the publication of clinical practice guidelines, palliative care finally enters the mainstream of American medicine.

Like pediatricians, palliative care practitioners understand that patients should always be seen as capable of growth.

In listening closely to what their patients have to say, caregivers can help them find comfort and meaning at the end of life.

A new program at a New Hampshire hospital helps patients walk their final journey with dignity, peace, and compassion.

The nationwide Promoting Excellence program demonstrates the practicality of palliative care for patients, families, and caregivers.

A new study suggests that members of the clergy may lack preparation for offering the end-of-life care that dying patients want and need.

In the second article in a series, the CEO of a Dallas-based system emphasizes the importance of diversity in board membership.

A hospital in Indianapolis has a program that encourages the development of spirituality in its physicians.

A Christian physician or nurse may, in the performance of his or her work, also be acting as a minister of the faith