Knocking on Heaven’s Door: A Book Review | GeriPal – Geriatrics and Palliative Care Blog

“Knocking on Heaven’s Door” by Katie Butler is a book that will resonate with most of our GeriPal readership. In it she writes about a medical system that is all too enamored with expensive high-tech interventions while high-touch, low-cost interventions are rarely reimbursed yet desperately sought after by family caregivers. It is a theme that we have written about before on this blog, but her story sheds a light on the dysfunction of our health care system when it comes to someone dealing with a chronic, progressive illness like dementia.

via Knocking on Heaven’s Door: A Book Review | GeriPal – Geriatrics and Palliative Care Blog.

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