In Emergency Medicine, we are all too familiar with death and dying, but how equipped are we really to provide compassionate end of life care? Dr. Conor Mcwade shares his experience caring for a patient with end stage cancer, and the challenges of respecting the patient’s wishes, even when the family wanted to pursue aggressive measures. Then, palliative care trained physicians, Dr. Rupi Chima and Dr. Cherie Ginwalla, help define some terms and offer advice on how to best care for our dying patients – from pediatric to geriatric – and their families, as well as ourselves.
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***Registration is now open for UC Davis Emergency Medicine Update: Hot topics 2019!
November 5-9 at the Kahala Hotel and Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii***
Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
Dr. Cherie Ginwalla, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UC Davis, Pediatric Palliative Care doctor
Dr. Rupi Chima, Emergency Medicine Physician at Kaiser South Sacramento, Palliative Care Team
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande