Transforming care at end of life: a conversation with Dr. Ira Byock

March 2012
Aging Today;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p16
An interview with Ira Byock, physician and director of palliative medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon is presented. When asked about the best care possible in advanced illness, he refers medical consensus around the appropriate standards to follow in determining the best care for a particular patient. Byock mentions lack of consistency in applying best practices for the treatment of advance illness. He also comments on misunderstanding about palliative care.


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