TEDMED illustration sparks palliative care discussion

04/25/2013 | Pallimed blog

Renee Berry shares concerns she had about an end-of-life care illustration used during the TEDMED conference. The drawing noted there is a death-denying culture in the U.S. and while Berry did not disagree, she said she had problems with using a "dark skeleton looming over a family's table" to frame end-of-life care discussions. Palliative care promotes quality of life, and not just at the end of life, she writes.

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