Diane speaks with Dr. Roger Kligler who is living with advanced stage cancer on why he's suing the state of Massachusetts for the 'Right to Die' and with Dr. Jessica Zitter, and intensive care and palliative care specialist on why better communication is so needed between doctors and patients facing end-of-life issues.
New rules require most American hospitals to measure and record pain as a vital sign. The regulation is designed to address the longstanding criticism that doctors and other health care providers under-treat their patients’ pain. A panel talks about the latest finding on pain management and its role in the treatment of short- and long-term illness.
- Jim Guest of the American Pain Foundation
- Susan McBeth Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
- Dr. Veronica Mitchell director of pain management services at Georgetown University Hospital
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