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Recommended Reading for Students

First Year

  • Discussing Palliative Care with Patients
    Bernard Lo, MD; Timothy Quill, MD; and James Tulsky, MD, for the ACP–ASIM
    End-of-Life Care Consensus Panel, 4 May 1999, Annals of Internal Medicine, Volume 130 · Number 9
  • Caring for Patients at the End of Life: Reflections after 12 Years of Practice
    Richard A. Parker, MD, 1 January 2002 Annals of Internal Medicine Volume 136, Number 1

Second Year

  • Evidence for Improving Palliative Care at the End of Life: A Systematic Review
    Karl A. Lorenz, MD, MSHS; Joanne Lynn, MD, MA, MS; Sydney M. Dy, MD; Lisa R. Shugarman, PhD; Anne Wilkinson, MS, PhD; Richard A. Mularski, MD, MSHS, MCR; Sally C. Morton, PhD; Ronda G. Hughes, RN, MHS, PhD; Lara K. Hilton, BA; Margaret Maglione, PhD; Shannon L. Rhodes, MS; Cony Rolon, BA; Virginia C. Sun, BS, MSN; and Paul G. Shekelle, MD, PhD, 15 January 2008, Annals of Internal Medicine Volume 148, Number 2
  • Serving Patients Who May Die Soon and Their Families The Role of Hospice and Other Services
    Joanne Lynn, MD, MS, (Reprinted) JAMA, February 21, 2001—Vol 285, No. 7

Third Year

  • Strategies for Culturally Effective End-of-Life Care
    LaVera M. Crawley, MD; Patricia A. Marshall, PhD; Bernard Lo, MD; and Barbara A. Koenig, PhD, for the End-of-Life Care Consensus Panel 7 May 2002 Annals of Internal Medicine Volume 136 • Number 9
  • Palliative Care
    R. Sean Morrison, M.D., and Diane E. Meier, M.D., N Engl J Med 2004;350:2582-90.
  • A Physicians Guide to Talking About End of Life Care
    Richard Balaban, MD, J Gen Intern Med 2000:15:195-200
  • Hope for the Best, and Prepare for the Worst
    Anthony L. Back, MD, Robert M. Arnold, MD,, Timothy E. Quill, MD, 4 March 2003Annals of Internal Medicine Volume 138 • Number 5
  • “I Wish Things Were Different”: Expressing Wishes in Response to Loss, Futility, and Unrealistic Hopes
    Timothy E. Quill, MD, Robert M. Arnold, MD, Frederic Platt, MD 2 October 2001 Annals of Internal Medicine Volume 135 • Number 7
  • On Saying Goodbye: Acknowledging the End of the Patient–Physician Relationship with Patients Who Are Near Death
    Anthony L. Back, MD, Robert M. Arnold, MD, James A. Tulsky, MD, Walter F. Baile, MD, Kelly A. Fryer-Edwards, PhD 19 April 2005 Annals of Internal Medicine Volume 142 • Number 8