JAHF Senior Program Officer, Amy Berman has written an article in Generations, the Journal of the American Society on Aging, called My Life, My Story: A Personal Experience with the Right Care, at the Right Time.
She talks about her choice of palliative care over invasive, non-productive treatments when she was diagnosed with terminal stage IV breast cancer. She emphasizes the importance of care planning, building a sufficiently trained support workforce, and successful models of care, including community-based palliative care.
This article is adapted from Amy Berman’s 2016 testimony to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
To read Generations, Volume 41, Number 1, click here.
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