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Duska Anastasijevic (@duska) published a blog post Mon, Oct 28 2013 · View  

November Is Palliative Care Awareness Month: Mayo Clinic Experts Debunk Common Palliative Care Myths

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Palliative care, a specialized, multidisciplinary team approach to caring for seriously ill people and their families, is often errantly reduced to end-of-life care. This misconception has led to palliative care involvement being introduced late in an illness, often depriving patients and their families of comprehensive symptom control, support and assistance with complex decision-making throughout the course of their illness when it could provide the most benefit.


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Palliative care is ideally integrated earlier in the course of an illness as part of a comprehensive care plan, alongside disease-directed care. There is even convincing evidence that integrating palliative care earlier in the disease course [...]

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Duska Anastasijevic (@duska) published a blog post Wed, Aug 21 2013 · View  

Mayo Clinic to Hold Sixth Symposium on Transforming Health Care Delivery

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Aug. 21, 2013 — The Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation will hold Transform 2013, its sixth multidisciplinary symposium focused on transforming the way health care is experienced and delivered, Sept. 8–10 in Rochester. Dozens of speakers from a wide array of backgrounds will look through different lenses to understand a larger picture of health care today. Topics include new models of care delivery, the uncertainty of change in the health care landscape, the intersection of business and health care innovation and how to scale programs to large populations.

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