Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; Journal
Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia Campus,
Virginia Commonwealth University.
In the last few decades, palliative medicine has emerged in the United
States as a new specialty, bringing unique expertise in the increasingly complex
navigation of end-of-life care for our patients. The advances in palliative
medicine largely have been documented in developed countries, such as the
United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Programs are also being developed
across the globe, unheralded but shaping the compassionate delivery of medicine
at the end of life.
Sinclair CT. End of Life. JAMA. 2005;294(10):1278-1279. doi:10.1001/jama.294.10.1278