PALLIATIVE CARE: WHY IT MATTERS TO WOMEN
Palliative care has to do with treating the suffering of seriously ill patients. It involves the illness or old age, the patient, the medical folks and the caregiver. So who are most of these folks? Well, a sizable percentage of the patients and the caregivers are women. And that’s when palliative care becomes a particularly women’s issue.
Emily Chai, M.D., is Assistant Attending physician at the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She’s also an Associate Professor at Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine there and was named among US News top doctors and New York Magazine’s best doctors, among other awards and honors.
She joins us to talk about the work of caregiving, the challenges of uncompensated care giving, and how women take care.
First airing on Saturday, March 31, at 11 AM Pacific Time, and available thereafter through the archive at www.blogtalkradio.com/3women3ways.