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Palliative Care in the News

The CAPC Weekly is an online publication that captures trending Palliative Care stories.

The following are recent articles of interest to palliative care professionals. We have included links to any free articles on the Internet. All other articles require a subscription or registration to access.











  • Journal of Palliative Medicine, vol. 8, no. 6 The Growth of Palliative Care Programs in United States Hospitals
  • Los Angeles Times, November 26, 2005 Better Final Days (free registration required) by Shannon Brownlee.
  • New York Times Magazine, August 7, 2005 Will We Ever Arrive at the Good Death? by Robin Marantz Henig.
  • The Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2005, "A New Approach for the Sickest Babies," by Andrea Peterson.
  • The Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2005, "Negotiating the Terms of Your Death," by Andrea Petersen.
  • New York Times, March 21, 2005, "New Openness in Deciding When and How to Die," by John Schwartz.
  • New York Times, March 20, 2005, "Experts Say Ending Feeding Can Lead to a Gentle Death," by John Schwartz.


  • Physician's Weekly, December 6, 2004 The Palliative Care Solution
  • Today's Hospitalist, December 2004 Profiles in Palliative Care, by Edward Doyle.
  • Geriatrics & Aging, November 11, 2004, "Treatment of Nausea and Vomiting in the Older Palliative Care Patient," by Dr. Hannah I. Lipman and Dr. Diane E. Meier.
  • Hospitals & Health Networks, October 28, 2004 Reducing Costs, Improving Lives, with Palliative Care, by Dr. Diane E. Meier.
  • Journal for Healthcare Quality, September/October 2004, "Palliative Care as a Quality Improvement Strategy for Advanced, Chronic Illness"
  • NurseWeek, September 6, 2004 A Final Embrace
  • Oncology News International, August 2004, "Palliative Care Units Appear Cost-Effective: An Interview With Thomas Smith, MD"
  • New England Journal of Medicine, June 17, 2004, "Palliative Care," by Dr. Diane E. Meier and Dr. R. Sean Morrison.
  • Hospitalist, May/June 2004, "UCSF to Mentor Hospitalists in Creating Inpatient Palliative Care Programs," by Dr. Eva H. Chittenden.
  • New York Times, May 18, 2004, "When Alzheimer's Steals the Mind, How Aggressively to Treat the Body?"
  • New York Times, May 18, 2004, "The Right to Relief," letter from Dr. R. Sean Morrison
  • BMJ USA, May 2004. Variability in End of Life Care, editorial by Dr. Diane E. Meier
  • Oncology Times, April 25, 2004, "Establishing a Palliative Care Unit: Learning from the Palliative Care Leadership Center (Second of Two Parts)"
  • Oncology Times, April 10, 2004, "Establishing a Palliative Care Unit: Learning from the Palliative Care Leadership Center (First of Two Parts)"
  • Continuing Care Magazine, March/April 2004, "The Potential of Palliative Care." Article by Dr. Diane E. Meier.
  • Wall Street Journal, March 10, 2004 Unlikely Way to Cut Hospital Costs: Comfort the Dying, by Gautam Naik
  • Archives of Internal Medicine, January 12, 2004, "The Comprehensive Care Team," by the staff at the UCSF PCLC
  • American Journal of Nursing, January 2004, "Acknowledging the 'Elephant': Communication in Palliative Care"


  • New York Times, December 30, 2003, "Facing Up to the Inevitable, in Search of a Good Death"
  • Minnesota Health Care News, December 2003, "Palliative Care," by Dr. Mark Leenay, Fairview PCLC
  • Group Practice Journal, November/December 2003 "Effectively Managing Advanced, Chronic Illness Through Palliative Care," by Dr. Diane E. Meier
  • New York Times, November 18, 2003, "Scientist at Work: Providing Care, When the Cure Is Out of Reach," profile of Dr. Diane E. Meier
  • New York Times, November 18, 2003, "Name a Proxy Early to Prepare for the Unexpected"