Clinical Pearls in Palliative Medicine 2012

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. Keith Swetz, a Palliative Medicine Physician in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the November 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, highlighting the key current points of palliative medicine including ethics, symptom management, and pain.
Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00815-4/fulltext

Perspectives on Withdrawing Pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator Therapies at the End of Life

submitted by: mcgheekkm
Dr. Samuel Asirvatham, Professor of Medicine at the Mayo School of Medicine and a consultant in cardiac electrophysiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article "Perspectives on Withdrawing Pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator Therapies at the End of Life: Results of a Survey of Medical and Legal Professionals and Patients," available online ( http://tinyurl.com/23kr8o5 ) and appearing in the November 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.