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Dr. Courtright Discusses Palliative Care on the GeriPal Podcast

GeriPal June 9, 2022

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From GeriPal: A Geriatrics and Palliative Care Podcast for Every Healthcare Professional:

In the US, geriatrics “grew up” as an academic profession with a heavy research base. This was in part due to the tremendous support of the National Institute on Aging. Clinical growth of geriatrics programs has lagged academic research, despite the rapid aging of the population.

Palliative care, in contrast, saw explosive growth in US hospitals. In contrast to geriatrics, the evidence base for palliative care lagged clinical growth, in part because palliative care has no centralized “home” at the National Institutes of Health. The National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC) and Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC) were founded in part to meet this need.

Today we interview Kate Courtright, a critical care and palliative care physician-researcher who conducts trials of palliative care.