Inaugural Swigart Ethics Fellows, Celestine Warren ‘20 and Lauren Kascak ‘20, launch innovative projects exploring medical ethics issues related to shared decision making and narrative medicine, which can influence the quality of patient care.
Kathryn B. Kirkland, MD, a professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine, section chief and director of the Palliative Medicine Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and a 1986 graduate of the medical school has been named the Dorothy and John J. Byrne, Jr., Distinguished Chair in Palliative Medicine.
While focusing on different populations as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars, Geisel alums Anita Arora and Carolyn Presley are both working toward the common goal of improving health care delivery.
A new randomized clinical trial with Dartmouth investigators has noted significant improvement in several measures among those who began palliative care early.
In a recent study, offering support services soon after a patient’s diagnosis reduced depression among caregivers.