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On Being Mortal: The Human Hand in How We Die

In Dr. Prigerson’s recent Grand Rounds talk at Columbia University, she discussed the influence of psychosocial factors such as interpersonal communication and therapeutic bonds between physicians, patients and family members, religious coping, acculturation, gender, race/ethnicity, and psychological adjustment on end-of-life outcomes. She presented some of the Center’s research that examines the quality of care and quality of life of patients at the end-of-life.