Family, Friends and Patients Area

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This area of the CDF website provides a multitude of palliative care and end-of-life resources for patients, caregivers and family members.  If you have a story, letter or poem that you would like to share, please use the "submit content" link at the bottom of the left side bar. 

Latest Content
Bridget Duffy on the Patient Experience: Gel Health Conference 2009
This Gel Video is of Bridget Duffy speaking at the 2009 Gel Health conference.  She talks...
Video: CBS 60 Minutes, "The Cost of Dying"
CBS's 60 minutes recently spent time with the Palliative Care Team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital...
New Health Dialogue Blog: Dying Well Beats Dying Badly. And Expensively
This post from Joanne Kenen on November 20, 2009 reviews some recent news in palliative care...
The New Health Dialogue Blog: "Health Care: Time for a Serious Discussion
This link is to a guest blog post (November 6, 2009) by Dr. Ira Byock, director of palliative...
About.com Pallliative Care Blog: Moments with Baxter: the Hospice Angel
The most recent (November 18) blog entry from Angela Morrow, RN about a hospice dog, Baxter, who...
Video: Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP and Geoffery P. Dunn, MD, FACS "How to Have the Hard Conversation"
This video is a short segment taken from the Cunniff-Dixon Foundation 2009 Symposium on the 'Art of...
Palliative Care Success Blog: Building a Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Medical Staff
Thursday October 29, 2009:  A former colleague with many years of hospital executive...
Palliative Care Success Blog: "Future of Palliative Medicine Practices"
Thursday October 29, 2009:  Will reform help or hinder the practice of Hospice and Palliative...
CancerDoc Blog: "Goodbye Mr. B"
This is a link to a blog entry by CancerDoc, "a budding oncologist trying to make sense of the...
Geripal Blog: "Hospice Upheaval"
Thursday November 19, 2009:  It never occurred to me until today that enrolling my patients in...