HealthCARE, not HealthCURE

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


ACEP Palliative Medicine Section Tool Kit and Resources 

SAEM Palliative Medicine Online Education Resources

Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care–Emergency Medicine (EPEC-EM) curriculum 

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande 


Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

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