Monday, May 23, 2016

Making End-of-Life Care More Scientific

The Philadelphia Inquirer has an important story covering the FIELDS (Fostering Improvement in End-of-life Decision Science) program at PENN.



Scott Halpern observes: "Everyone recognizes the problems that pervade end-of-life care and, because of that broad recognition, everyone is interested in a solution."  



The problem is that lots of people have jumped in with well-intended, intuitively appealing programs that may not work. Those could crowd out opportunities for more effective approaches.


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