Palliative Care Principles Primary Care Physicians Should Know - Primary Care Reports - Aug 01, 2013

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for primary care and family practice physicians.


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Faculty Listing:

Gregory R. Wise, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Wright State University
Dayton, OH;
Vice President, Medical Affairs
Kettering Medical Center
Kettering, OH

Executive Editor
Leslie Coplin

Managing Editor
Neill Kimball

Peer Reviewer
Robert B. Taylor, MD,
Professor Emeritus,
Oregon Health & Science University,
Portland, OR


Ruth M. Thomson, DO, FACOI, FAAHPM,
Chief Medical Officer,
Innovative Care Solutions/Hospice
of Dayton, Dayton, OH

Chirag Rajni Patel, MD,
Medical Director,
Innovative Care Solutions, Dayton, OH


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  • Summarize recent, significant studies related to the practice of primary care medicine
  • Evaluate the credibility of published data and recommendations related to primary care medicine
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of new diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the primary care setting.

Financial Disclosure:

To reveal any potential bias in this publication, and in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education guidelines, Dr. Patel (author), Dr. Thomson (author), Dr. Taylor (peer reviewer), Dr. Wise (editor), Ms. Coplin (executive editor), and Ms. Kimball (managing editor) report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.