Tag: Hospice

A New Vision for Dreams of the Dying – NYTimes.com

While I’ve never seen this in a patient, I’ve certainly heard enough stories. And I can only assume, based on the dreams in the middle of life, that those in the end would come to bear on what life is at that time. A good article, and I’m going to start asking patients about their dreams. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/02/02/health/dreams-dying-deathbed-interpretation-delirium.html?referer= Read more →

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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.