Pathways to Palliative Care
Medicines Are Tied to Hopes And Dreams: A Conversation with Kashelle Lockman
Cory Ingram, MD MS FAAHPM
Have you ever considered the hopes and dreams that people place on our medicines? Certainly, in the area of disease-directed therapies like insulin for diabetes and chemotherapy for cancers, medicines are associated with wishes for longevity and potential cures. Kashelle Lockman, PharmD MA, a palliative care pharmacist, focuses on people and their stories to understand how medicine can help them achieve their aspirations when longevity and cures may not be the primary focus. "It becomes easy to see how medicines are tied to hopes and dreams," she said.