September 3, 2017

Palliative care: The most misunderstood medical term

There was a worthwhile guest editorial in the Des Moines Register a few days ago contributed by my friend, Dr. Yogesh Shah, directive of Palliative Care at Broadlawns Medical Center, and David P. Lind, President of Heartland Health Research Institute.

A crucial part of health literacy is understanding the distinction between terms such as "palliative care" and "hospice care."  Take a moment to read this essay and add a nugget to your wealth of health literacy resources:   "A Better Iowa" in The Des Moines Register.