Article on Hospice Care

A great article from The New Yorker:

Hospice care for dying patients by Atul Gawande

As you can guess from the title, this article is about caring for end-of-life patients. Massage therapy has become increasingly important in hospice care (which is becoming a more prevalent and accepted option), and the more I read about it, the more good I feel massage can do in providing patients with supportive and meaningful touch at the end of their lives.

The article doesn’t specifically mention massage, but it’s easy to see how massage therapy would fit in with hospice care. At a later date, when I start blogging about oncology massage, I’ll touch more on the role of massage for the dying.

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