For patients to be effective partners in their own care requires a basic grasp of medical terms that, shockingly, many don’t have.
When It's All in Their Heads
Three physician bloggers discuss how to treat patients with imagined ailments.
Palliative Care: Treating the Whole Patient
Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana explain how focusing on more than just curing a disease can greatly improve a person's quality of life.
More Than Hand-Holding
Palliative care—not just easing pain and boosting spirits—can help very ill patients live better. Now it turns out to let them live longer, too.