Promoting Excellence : The Palliative Response Book

Balm of Gilead: The Palliative Response Book

The Palliative Response is a comprehensive guide for clinicians that offers a quick overview of each major symptom, procedure and clinical consideration of end-of-life care.

Educational Tools - Clinical Education

Cooper Green Hospital
The Balm of Gilead Center
1515 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Marc Sussman
[email protected]

About the book:
Each of the 45 sections of the book is focused on a specific problem or task central to palliative care, and includes key points, a Power Point presentation and an annotated bibliography. It is designed for the self-learner or to be used as an interdisciplinary curriculum to teach on rounds or in small group settings. At the end of each chapter there are teaching guides on end-of-life care for trainees and instructors.

clinical training, topic lists, grand rounds, curricula, training, clinical information

Written by Amos Bailey, M.D., founder of the Balm of Gilead project at Cooper Green Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

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The full text of Dr. Amos Bailey's new book, "The Palliative Response" is available online at

Posted April 2004

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