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The Role of Palliative Care in Medical Education

Richard J. Lin, MD, PhD
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From Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M13-1442.

Requests for Single Reprints: Richard J. Lin, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, 525 East 68th Street, Box 130, New York, NY 10065; e-mail, ril9016@med.cornell.edu.

Author Contributions: Conception and design: R.J. Lin.

Analysis and interpretation of the data: R.J. Lin.

Drafting of the article: R.J. Lin.

Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: R.J. Lin.

Final approval of the article: R.J. Lin.

Administrative, technical, or logistic support: R.J. Lin.

Collection and assembly of data: R.J. Lin.

Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(12):848-849. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-159-12-201312170-00010
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Palliative care has a limited presence in medical education. This commentary discusses palliative care and argues that it teaches good medical practice and the art of medicine and should be an essential and longitudinal component of medical education and training.

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