Tag: 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 →

“Quantum leaps in understanding: advancing healthcare chaplaincy research” – BMC Series blog

Well, I’ve got my reading for the next few days… “Treatment of physical, psychological, social and spiritual suffering are central to palliative and hospice care, but our knowledge of the specific roles and practices of chaplains is still limited. Linda Emanuel and Joshua Hauser discuss the latest article collection on the activities of chaplains and the models guiding their practice,… 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.