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Dr. Finkelstein Talk Flyer

"A Cross Country Comparison of the Quality of Death and Dying" Dr. Eric Finkelstein, Ph.D

Dr. Finkelstein is a Professor of Health Services and Systems Research Program at the Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore and the Executive Director of the Lien Centre for Palliative Care. He also holds appointments at NUS School of Public Health and Duke University Global Health Institute. His research focuses on the economic causes and consequences of health behaviors, with a primary emphasis on the use of traditional and behavioral economic incentives to influence behaviors in ways to... Read More

Symptoms of Prolonged Grief Disorder and their Measurements Using Three Self-report Scales

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Although Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) is a mental disorder introduced into both the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—5—Text Revision (DSM-5-RT) and the International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision (ICD-11), the list of symptoms of this disorder in the two classifications differs slightly. In PGD research, the severity of the disorder's symptoms is usually measured using one of three scales: the Prolonged Grief Disorder-13-Revised (PG-... Read More

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The Gold Standard for Current Cancer Treatment

Klepper's perspective:

"Elaine and I talked about this. Given the chance to do it over, would she have gone through 3 lines of “gold standard” chemotherapy again, with their profound impacts and the remote chances of success? The tradeoffs between hope and quality of life were simply too great. Her answer was an unequivocal no."

Read more here as Dr. Klepper discusses his perspective on what has been touted as the "gold standard" regarding cancer treatments.

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