Shep wrote that major changes in the history of medicine happen as a consequence of discoveries made on the battlefield and social movements that essentially change how health care is delivered.
This Foundation is committed to influencing the culture by supporting the training of clinicians in palliative medicine and by educating the general public about the support that palliative care brings to curative medicine. These two forces: trained practitioners and an informed community, working in tandem, will change and humanize how major diseases are treated in this country.
In the Spring of this year we had our first educational program for the general public. Encouraged by the response we are planning another event for November 18th, in hopes of reaching an even larger audience.
Your financial support of the Foundation will help us broaden our outreach as well as increase our ability to support the training program at Yale New Haven Health. More clinicians delivering palliative care, coupled with a greater demand from the public, can affect a sea change in our country.