Improving End of Life Care for Patients in New York, NY

July 23, 2013

Dr. Sean Morrison, Director, The Mount Sinai Medical Center

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The mission of palliative and end-of-life care is to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones. Now, a local institution has been honored with a Circle of Life Award for its innovation in palliative care and for improving the care of patients near the end of life. It is being held up as a model for others in the field.

Dr. Sean Morrison, Director from The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, describes their award-winning program.

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WE ARE COMMITTED TO CONDUCTING THE NECESSARY RESEARCH, PROVIDING THE NEEDED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS BOTH TO HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AND THE LAY-COMMUNITY, AND MODELING HOW THE HIGHEST-QUALITY PALLIATIVE CARE CAN BE DELIVERED THROUGHOUT A MEDICAL CENTER’S IN-PATIENT AND OUT-PATIENT PROGRAMS, IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT PALLIATIVE CARE BECOMES THE STANDARD OF CARE FOR PERSONS LIVING WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS IN ALL U.S. HOSPITALS.

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This is the fourteenth year for the Circle of Life Award.  For more information, visit www.aha.org/circleoflife.

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