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Palliative care stateside

Paul A Glare
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (8): 482.
Published online: 21 April 2008

What can we learn from Americans about palliative care? “Not much!” you might say, especially when this book’s foreword — by Balfour Mount — is largely devoted to the legacy left by British pioneers like Saunders and Kearney. But palliative care is rapidly taking off in the United States, as the many new textbooks from there attest. So is this one worth reading?

  • Paul A Glare

  • Sydney Cancer Centre, Sydney, NSW

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