Clinical decisions and patient care are often guided by The Golden Rule, which would have us treat patients as we would want to be treated in similar circumstances. But when patients’ lived experiences and outlooks deviate substantively from our own, we stop being a reliable barometer of their needs, values, and goals. The Platinum Rule—doing unto patients as they would want done unto themselves—may be a more appropriate standard for achieving optimal person-centered care.
Host & Moderator:
Jeffrey Moat, CM
CEO, Pallium Canada
Harvey Max Chochinov OC OM MD PhD FRCPC FRSC
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba
Senior Scientist, CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute
About the Palliative Care ECHO Project:
The Palliative Care ECHO Project is a 5-year national initiative to cultivate communities of practice and establish continuous professional development among health care providers across Canada who care for patients with life-limiting illness.