What Do Mediation and Palliative Care Have in Common?

What Do Mediation and Palliative Care Have in Common?  | Sig Cohen

The more I learn about palliative care, the more I’m persuaded it’s a lot like mediation.

  • Palliative care allows terminally ill patients to spend their last months (or less) without intensive and often intrusive medical interventions.
  • Mediation enables parties to settle their dispute without interminable and costly trials.
Neither the mediator nor the palliative care physician is a “fixer.”

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