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This week's podcast is all about the intersection of geriatrics, palliative care, advanced care planning and surgery with our guest Dr. Vicky Tang.  Vicky is an assistant professor and researcher here at UCSF.  We talk about her local and national efforts focused on this intersection, including:Her…
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There are few names more closely associated with palliative care than Diane Meier.  She is an international leader of palliative care, a MacArthur "genius" awardee, and amongst many other leadership roles, the CEO of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC).  We were lucky enough to snag Diane…
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In this week's podcast, we talk with Dr. Ira Byock, a leading palliative care physician, author, and public advocate for improving care through the end of life.Ira Byock wrote a provocative and compelling paper in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management titled, "Taking Psychedelics Seriously."In…
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In this week's podcast we talk with Louise Aronson MD, MFA, Professor of Geriatrics at UCSF about her new book Elderhood, available for purchase now for delivery on the release date June 11th.We are one of the first to interview Louise, as she has interviews scheduled with other lesser media…
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by: Cynthia X. Pan, MD, FACP, AGSF (@Cxpan5X)My colleagues often ask me: “Why are Chinese patients so resistant to hospice and palliative care?” “Why are they so unrealistic?” “Don’t they understand that death is part of life?” “Is it true that with Chinese patients you cannot discuss advance…
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We had a tremendous amount of fun at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) annual meeting this year presenting the Geriatrics Literature Update.  After each article that Ken Covinsky and Eric Widera eruditely summarized and explained, we had an audience sing-along to a parody of well-known songs.…
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In this week's GeriPal podcast we discuss delirium, with a focus on prevention. We are joined by internationally acclaimed delirium researcher Sharon Inouye, MD, MPH. Dr Inouye is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Aging Brain Center in the Institute for Aging…
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Estimating prognosis is hard and clinicians get very little training on how to do it.  Maybe that is one of the reasons that clinicians are more likely to be optimistic and tend to overestimate patient survival by a factor of between 3 and 5.  The question is, aren't we better as palliative care…
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On today's podcast we talk with one of the national experts on multimorbidity, Melissa Wei.   Dr. Wei is an Assistant Professor and physician researcher at the University of Michigan.   In addition to destroying the lyrics to Bohemian rhapsody, we talk to Dr. Wei about how we should conceptualize…
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Closing scene of Fight Club (click picture) to the song "Where is my mind?" by the PixiesOne of our first GeriPal posts was titled "Rant on Terminology," by Patrice Villars, NP.  In the spirit of looking back over our first 10 years, here is the opening paragraph to that post:News Headlines read:…
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