A renewed opportunity to make ourselves aware of end-of-life care


Dr. Bernice Burkarth, MD on end-of-life care

In this Boston Globe letter to the editor, Tufts Medicine Care at Home Chief Medical Officer Bernice Burkarth, MD, HMDC, FAAHPM shares her perspective on end-of-life care in light of former President Jimmy Carter’s recent decision to enter hospice care. She writes, “Every time I witness a patient or family member crumple at the suggestion of hospice or palliative care, I despair over the misconception, even by my fellow health care providers, that either means giving up. Read the full essay at: A renewed opportunity to make ourselves aware of end-of-life care.

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Tufts Medicine Care at Home, part of the Tufts Medicine health system, provides a full continuum of home health, palliative and hospice care in home and community settings. Our highly skilled healthcare providers are renowned for their expertise in a wide range of cutting-edge clinical and supportive services for infants, children, adults and elders. The nonprofit organization delivers expert, compassionate care in more than 100 communities throughout the Merrimack Valley, northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

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