Wednesday, March 23, 2005

About Us

Pallimed was founded on June 8th, 2005 by Drew Rosielle, MD as a way to keep track of interesting articles from many different journals that were relevant to palliative care.  The scope of the blog has expanded to include reviewing media coverage of hospice and palliative care issues.

The contributors to Pallimed are mostly physicians, but we also have a nurse practioner and a PhD on staff.  Speaking of staff, Pallimed is an all volunteer effort.  No grant money, no organizational support, no advertisements.  We do this is our spare time for the love of the field.

Our primary audience are the interdisciplinary health care professionals in hospice and palliative care, but we are happy to see patients, families, media, other disciplines and specialties come here to find information relevant to them. 

If you want to find out more about Palliative Care, you can see these great public oriented sites:
Palliative Doctors (from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine)
Get Palliative Care (from the Center to Advance Palliative Care)

Contributors
Christian Sinclair, MD, FAAHPM
Drew Rosielle, MD, FAAHPM
Lyle Fettig, MD
Amy Clarkson, MD
Amber Wollesen, MD
Renee Berry
John Hennesy
Jeanette Ross, MD
Earl Quijada, MD
Suzana Makowski, MD, MMM, FAAHPM
Dale Lupu
Lizzy Miles
Thomas Quinn
Holly Yang, MD

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