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Angelo Volandes, “Faith and Medicine”

Dr. Angelo Volandes, Professor, Harvard Medical School / Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital
Thursday, November 5, 12:15 p.m.
Mayo Building D199
Free pizza lunch provided

Dr. Volandes will explore an unspoken tenet of American medicine—keep patients alive at any price. Two-thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions at bankrupting costs, even though research shows that most prefer to die at home in comfort, surrounded by loved ones. Dr. Volandes argues for a re-envisioning of the patient-clinician relationship and suggests new ways to ensure that patients will be in charge of their medical care.

Cosponsored by the Program in Human Rights and Health.