Infusing End Of Life Conversations With Love

Sunita Puri, MD

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Palliative care physician and author Sunita Puri shares how learning to listen—to her patients, to cultural cues and to her own spirituality and intuition has enabled her to guide patients and families through the complexities of end of life care. Sunita’s deep understanding of how palliative care, hospice, and treatment decisions can improve a patient’s quality of life through to the end makes this one of our most popular talks.

About the speaker(s)

Sunita Puri, MD is the Medical Director of the Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care Service at the Keck Hospital and Norris Cancer Center of the University of Southern California, where she also serves as Chair of the Ethics Committee. Sunita’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, Slate and the Journal of the American Medical Association. Her first book published in 2019, That Good Night, recounts the patient stories Sunita experienced in medicine, intertwining them with childhood memories and the importance of finding a common language to address illness and suffering. 

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