Richard J. Lin, MD, PhD
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Lin R.; The Role of Palliative Care in Medical Education. Ann Intern Med. 2013;159:848-849. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-159-12-201312170-00010
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(12):848-849.
More than a decade ago in medical school, I learned the basic skills of managing pain, breaking bad news, and exploring the psychosocial effect of advanced illness in an elective course called “Living With Life-Threatening Illness.” The experience laid the foundation for my advanced training and clinical practice. Unfortunately, most clinicians have not received such training, and palliative care continues to have a limited role in the overall schema of medical education (1). I argue here that palliative care teaches good medical practice and the art of medicine and therefore should be an essential and longitudinal component of medical education and training.
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