Wednesday, October 19, 2011

NPR Series on Aging and End of Life: Hospice and Palliative Care in Prison Population

The NPR show Tell Me More has a week long series on issues surrounding aging and end of life.

Today, the show highlighted the documentary Serving Life about care provided to inmates at Angola Penitentiary in Louisiana.  The documentary aired this summer on the Oprah Winfrey Network. 

Also, see this recent perspective piece from Annals of Internal Medicine which addresses the issue of compassionate release of prisoners near the end of life.

Pallimed has featured stories on palliative care in prisons previously (see search results for "prison" here).

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