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|Review of the Palliative Care Field: Original Article|
|The Development, Status, and Future of Palliative Care|
|Reprints of Key Articles and Book Chapters|
|Care of the Seriously Ill: Why Is It an Important Issue? Approaching Death: Improving Care at the End of Life|
|Decisions Near the End of Life|
|Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, American Medical Association|
|Efforts to Cope with Death and Provide Care for the Dying|
|The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine|
|The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing|
|Death: "The Distinguished Thing"|
|The Philosophy of Terminal Care|
|Access to Hospice Care: Expanding Boundaries, Overcoming Barriers|
|Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues|
|The Health Care Proxy and the Living Will|
|Terri Schiavo: A Tragedy Compounded|
|Research into End-of-Life Care|
|A Controlled Trial to Improve Care for Seriously Ill Hospitalized Patients: The Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments (SUPPORT)|
|SUPPORT Principal Investigators|
|Factors Considered Important at the End of Life by Patients, Family, Physicians, and Other Care Providers|
|Use of Hospitals, Physician Visits, and Hospice Care During Last Six Months of Life Among Cohorts Loyal to Highly Respected Hospitals in the United States|
|Family Perspectives on End-of-Life Care at the Last Place of Care|
|The Treatment of Cancer Pain|
|Responding to Intractable Terminal Suffering: The Role of Terminal Sedation and Voluntary Refusal of Food and Fluids|
|Response to Quill and Byock, "Responding to Intractable Suffering"|
|Challenges in Palliative Care: Four Clinical Areas That Confront and Challenge Hospice Practitioners|
|Outcomes from a National Multispecialty Palliative Care Curriculum Development Project|
|Negotiating Cross-Cultural Issues at the End of Life: "You Got to Go Where He Lives"|
|Variability in Access to Hospital Palliative Care in the United States|
|Do Palliative Care Consultations Improve Patient Outcomes|
|Cost Savings Associated with U.S. Hospital Palliative Care Consultation Programs|
|The Loneliness of the Long-Term Care Giver|
|Understanding Economic and Other Burdens of Terminal Illness: The Experience of Patients and Their Caregivers|
|The Ends of Medicine and Society|
|Finding Our Way: Perspectives on Care at the Close of Life|
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Diane E. Meier, M.D., is director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care and director of the Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Professor of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, and Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
Stephen L. Isaacs, J.D., is a partner in Isaacs/Jellinek, a San Francisco-based consulting firm.
Robert G. Hughes, Ph.D., is vice president and chief learning officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.