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Daniel Rivera

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 15:15

Thank you for the summary, Edwin! I think this was a particularly valuable MGR in terms of being centred on topics that are, while rooted in palliative care, applicable across specialties. I particularly thought fondly of the idea of having these conversations as early as the time of diagnosis of a serious illness. I imagine this would help prepare patients in the case of terminal illnesses. I think, perhaps, there might be some reluctance to having such conversations early on as it can be difficult for both the clinician and the patients who may be more inclined to focus on potential treatments rather than preparation for the worst case. I believe the idea of incorporating this into medical education was brought up, however, was wondering what you think might be an effective way to help change this thinking, assuming it is somewhat prevalent, in both clinicians and patients today?

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Daniel Rivera

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