Which Medical Specialist Should Discuss Death with Patients? Is That the Right Question?

I recently saw the Boston Globe report saying that physicians have received “remarkably little instruction on how to discuss death” with their patients (at link http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/articles/2011/07/24/at_mass_general_palliative_care_changes_patients_lives/?page=full) [1]. It’s led to the rise of palliative care as a subspecialty in the development of teams to “live with serious illness–and cope with its toughest decisions.” Palliative care […]