Palliative care: Putting power in the hands of patients

Palliative care: Putting power in the hands of patients

November 17, 2015

Sometimes there is no cure. In these instances, palliative care offers a different type of treatment and communication, and is revolutionizing the health care landscape by promoting a holistic, patient-focused model with the potential to drastically lower industry costs.

Advance care planning: A new normal in health care?

November 4, 2015
Should advance care planning become the new normal in health care? According to Medicare, yes.

Advance care planning: A new normal in health care?

July 16, 2015
Should advance care planning become the new normal in health care? According to Medicare, yes.

Taking charge: How to start the dialogue about managing your chronic illness

July 14, 2015

By nature, physicians are trained to cure, so a conversation letting a patient know their final days are nearing isn't always easy. But it's vital. That's why many medical schools, including the Texas A&M College of Medicine, are including palliative care within their curriculum.