Category: Palliative care

ResolutionCare Is Recruiting!

Hi friends. If you or someone you know is experienced in the palliative care world and is looking to join a pioneering, community based, patient-focused organization specializing in innovative and groundbreaking methodologies for delivering compassionate and comprehensive care, go to this link: ResolutionCare Is Recruiting! They are currently seeking individuals for the following positions: Palliative Care Nurse (APRN) Palliative Social Worker (MSW)… Read more →

25 things to know about telemedicine–from Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review

Thanks to Amy Strano at HealthCare Chaplaincy Network for drawing my attention to this. As some of you know, I’ve been working as a fundraiser and in discussion about chaplaincy with ResolutionCare, a for-profit/non-profit hybrid providing palliative care through home visits in the real world and on a telemedicine platform (see here). While face-to-face may be the gold standard, telemedicine offers… Read more →

Dr. Michael Fratkin, ResolutionCare
Palliative medicine physician Michael Fratkin gets off a plane after visiting a patient on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation. He’s recently launched a startup to support this kind of work. (Text & photo: April Dembowsky/KQED

I was telling a friend, Karen Erlichman, about hearing this on NPR. Dr. Michael Fratkin’s is creating a palliative care startup, ResolutionCare, to serve the people in rural northern California, and to be a model for individualized service everywhere. Since hearing this I’ve had some conversations with the doctor, and as you might expect, he’s a really nice guy, too.

Click here to hear the piece about his work, and here to see ResolutionCare’s website.