'I Don't Want Jenny To Think I'm Abandoning Her': Views on Overtreatment

Today, virtually 100 percent of medical school–affiliated teaching hospitals have palliative care teams. Recent data show that the younger the physician, the higher his or her familiarity and comfort with palliative care. Resources for teaching these skills are widely available and could be standardized and scaled to reach all trainees. A working group of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is developing a set of competencies, milestones, and certain essential tasks physicians should know, called “Entrustable Professional Activities,” in palliative medicine for medical residents.

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Diane Meier
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