A May 6 symposium in Cleveland, Ohio, will feature several Duke program directors among other nationally recognized experts. Richard Payne, MD, Colliflower Director of the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life, and Amy Abernethy, MD, Program Director of the Duke Cancer Care Research Program will join other experts as faculty for The Cunniff-Dixon Foundation 2011 Symposium in Continuing Medical Education on End-of-Life Care.
Duke geriatrician Anthony “Tony” Galanos is among five recipients of the 2011 Hastings Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards honoring extraordinary commitment to caring for patients with serious and life-limiting illnesses.
The Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) marks its 20th anniversary in 2010. It followed the Cruzan decision and codifies patients’ rights to choose or refuse treatment and to name someone to speak for them when they are no longer able to speak for themselves.
APPEAL is an interdisciplinary training session for health professionals on caring for African-American patients and families at the end of life.