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    Steven Pantilat, MD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    Address533 Parnassus Ave, UC Hall
    San Francisco CA 94143
    Phone415-476-9019

       Biography 
       Awards and Honors
      James Irvine Foundation2011Irvine Foundation Leadership Award
      American Academy of Hospice and Palliaitve Medicine2011Fellow
      Society of Hospital Medicine2010Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine
      American Board of Internal Medicine2008Diplomate, Palliative Medicine
      Australian-American Fulbright Commission2007Fulbright Senior Scholar (University of Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Curtin University)
      UCSF2006Alan M. Kates and John M. Burnard Endowed Chair in Palliative Care
      Society of Hospital Medicine2005 - 2006President
      UCSF School of Medicine2004Excellence in Teaching Award
      UCSF School of Medicine2004Outstanding Lecture Series
      UCSF School of Medicine2001Excellence in Teaching Award
      Society of Hospital Medicine2001Award of Excellence in Teaching
      Open Society Institute1998Project on Death In American Faculty Scholar

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      Steven Pantilat, MD, is a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, the Alan M. Kates and John M. Burnard Endowed Chair in Palliative Care, and the founding Director of the UCSF Palliative Care Program. Dr. Pantilat is also the Director of the UCSF Palliative Care Leadership Center that trains teams from hospitals across the country on how to establish Palliative Care Services. Dr. Pantilat is Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Internal Medicine. In 2007 he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar studying palliative care at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, University of Sydney, and Curtin University in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Pantilat is also a hospitalist, and is a nationally recognized expert in hospital medicine as well as in Palliative Medicine. He is the Past-President, a past member of the Board of Directors, and the former Chair of the Ethics committee for the Society of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Pantilat is a member of the Program in Medical Ethics at UCSF and serves on the UCSF Medical Center Ethics Committee. In 2011 Dr. Pantilat received a Leadership Award from the James Irvine Foundation in recognition of his work to improve the lives of Californians.

      Dr. Pantilat, along with colleagues at UCSF, was a co-editor of a series in JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) focused on improving end-of-life care titled “Perspectives on Care at the Close of Life.” That series was subsequently updated and published as a book in 2011 titled, “Care at the Close of Life” for which Dr. Pantilat served as a co-editor. Dr. Pantilat along with his colleague Dr. Tony Steimle, Chief of Cardiology for Kaiser Santa Clara, wrote the chapter on Palliative Care for Patients with Heart Disease. Dr. Pantilat’s extensive publications and research focus on improving care for seriously ill patients in hospitals, communication, and palliative care for people with heart disease. He is currently the Principal investigator of a randomized clinical trial of palliative care added to optimal medical management for improving quality of life, symptoms, and resource utilization for people with heart failure. Dr. Pantilat is also founding director of the Palliative Care Quality Network focused on improving the quality of care provided by palliative care services.


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      1. Gomutbutra P, O'Riordan DL, Pantilat SZ. Management of moderate-to-severe dyspnea in hospitalized patients receiving palliative care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 May; 45(5):885-91.
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      2. Pantilat SZ. When it's the right care, more is better: comment on "palliative care and quality of life" and "pain as a cause of agitated delirium". Arch Intern Med. 2012 Aug 13; 172(15):1172-3.
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      3. Schenker Y, Fernandez A, Kerr K, O'Riordan D, Pantilat SZ. Interpretation for discussions about end-of-life issues: results from a National Survey of Health Care Interpreters. J Palliat Med. 2012 Sep; 15(9):1019-26.
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      4. Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Dibble SL, Landefeld CS. An assessment of the screening performance of a single-item measure of depression from the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale among chronically ill hospitalized patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 May; 43(5):866-73.
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      5. Ryerson CJ, Arean PA, Berkeley J, Carrieri-Kohlman VL, Pantilat SZ, Landefeld CS, Collard HR. Depression is a common and chronic comorbidity in patients with interstitial lung disease. Respirology. 2012 Apr; 17(3):525-32.
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      6. Pantilat SZ, Kerr KM, Billings JA, Bruno KA, O'Riordan DL. Characteristics of palliative care consultation services in California hospitals. J Palliat Med. 2012 May; 15(5):555-60.
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      7. Brousseau RT, Jameson W, Kalanj B, Kerr K, O'Malley K, Pantilat S. A multifaceted approach to spreading palliative care consultation services in California public hospital systems. J Healthc Qual. 2012 Mar-Apr; 34(2):77-85.
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      8. Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Dibble SL, Landefeld CS. Longitudinal assessment of symptom severity among hospitalized elders diagnosed with cancer, heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Hosp Med. 2012 Sep; 7(7):567-72.
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      9. Ryerson CJ, Donesky D, Pantilat SZ, Collard HR. Dyspnea in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Apr; 43(4):771-82.
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      10. Pantilat SZ, Kerr KM, Kutner JS, Ferris FD, Rathfon MA, Rabow MW. Leveraging external resources to grow and sustain your palliative care program: a call to action. J Palliat Med. 2012 Jan; 15(1):25-8.
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      11. Berger GN, O'Riordan DL, Kerr K, Pantilat SZ. Prevalence and characteristics of outpatient palliative care services in California. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Dec 12; 171(22):2057-9.
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      12. Pantilat SZ, Kerr KM, Billings JA, Bruno KA, O'Riordan DL. Palliative care services in California hospitals: program prevalence and hospital characteristics. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Jan; 43(1):39-46.
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      13. Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Dibble SL, Landefeld CS. Hospital-based palliative medicine consultation: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Dec 13; 170(22):2038-40.
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      14. Abernethy AP, Aziz NM, Basch E, Bull J, Cleeland CS, Currow DC, Fairclough D, Hanson L, Hauser J, Ko D, Lloyd L, Morrison RS, Otis-Green S, Pantilat S, Portenoy RK, Ritchie C, Rocker G, Wheeler JL, Zafar SY, Kutner JS. A strategy to advance the evidence base in palliative medicine: formation of a palliative care research cooperative group. J Palliat Med. 2010 Dec; 13(12):1407-13.
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      15. Anderson WG, Chase R, Pantilat SZ, Tulsky JA, Auerbach AD. Code status discussions between attending hospitalist physicians and medical patients at hospital admission. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Apr; 26(4):359-66.
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      16. Rabow MW, Pantilat SZ, Kerr K, Enguidanos S, Ferrell B, Goldstein R, Pankratz C, Picchi T, Rosenfeld KE, Stone SC. The intersection of need and opportunity: assessing and capitalizing on opportunities to expand hospital-based palliative care services. J Palliat Med. 2010 Oct; 13(10):1205-10.
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      17. Ritchie CS, Ceronsky L, Coté TR, Herr S, Pantilat SZ, Smith TJ, Yosick L. Palliative care programs: the challenges of growth. J Palliat Med. 2010 Sep; 13(9):1065-70.
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      18. Anderson WG, Pantilat SZ, Meltzer D, Schnipper J, Kaboli P, Wetterneck TB, Gonzales D, Arora V, Zhang J, Auerbach AD. Code status discussions at hospital admission are not associated with patient and surrogate satisfaction with hospital care: results from the multicenter hospitalist study. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2011 Mar; 28(2):102-8.
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      19. Ryerson CJ, Berkeley J, Carrieri-Kohlman VL, Pantilat SZ, Landefeld CS, Collard HR. Depression and functional status are strongly associated with dyspnea in interstitial lung disease. Chest. 2011 Mar; 139(3):609-16.
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      20. Ryerson CJ, Collard HR, Pantilat SZ. Management of dyspnea in interstitial lung disease. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2010 Jun; 4(2):69-75.
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      21. Cassel JB, Kerr K, Pantilat S, Smith TJ. Palliative care consultation and hospital length of stay. J Palliat Med. 2010 Jun; 13(6):761-7.
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      22. Widera E, Pantilat SZ. Hospitalization as an opportunity to integrate palliative care in heart failure management. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2009 Dec; 3(4):247-51.
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      23. Pantilat SZ. Communicating with seriously ill patients: better words to say. JAMA. 2009 Mar 25; 301(12):1279-81.
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      24. Auerbach AD, Katz R, Pantilat SZ, Bernacki R, Schnipper J, Kaboli P, Wetterneck T, Gonzales D, Arora V, Zhang J, Meltzer D. Factors associated with discussion of care plans and code status at the time of hospital admission: results from the Multicenter Hospitalist Study. J Hosp Med. 2008 Nov-Dec; 3(6):437-45.
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      25. Sudore RL, Landefeld CS, Pantilat SZ, Noyes KM, Schillinger D. Reach and impact of a mass media event among vulnerable patients: the Terri Schiavo story. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Nov; 23(11):1854-7.
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      26. Collard HR, Pantilat SZ. Dyspnea in interstitial lung disease. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2008 Jun; 2(2):100-4.
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      27. Sudore RL, Schickedanz AD, Landefeld CS, Williams BA, Lindquist K, Pantilat SZ, Schillinger D. Engagement in multiple steps of the advance care planning process: a descriptive study of diverse older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Jun; 56(6):1006-13.
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      28. Pantilat SZ, Isaac M. End-of-life care for the hospitalized patient. Med Clin North Am. 2008 Mar; 92(2):349-70, viii-ix.
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      29. Chen LM, Miaskowski C, Dodd M, Pantilat S. Concepts within the Chinese culture that influence the cancer pain experience. Cancer Nurs. 2008 Mar-Apr; 31(2):103-8.
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      30. Markowitz AJ, Pantilat SZ. Palliative care for frail older adults: "there are things I can't do anymore that I wish I could". JAMA. 2006 Dec 27; 296(24):2967.
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      31. Chittenden EH, Clark ST, Pantilat SZ. Discussing resuscitation preferences with patients: challenges and rewards. J Hosp Med. 2006 Jul; 1(4):231-40.
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      32. Pantilat SZ, Rabow MW, Citko J, von Gunten CF, Auerbach AD, Ferris FD. Evaluating the California Hospital Initiative in Palliative Services. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Jan 23; 166(2):227-30.
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      33. Pantilat SZ. Palliative care and hospitalists: a partnership for hope. J Hosp Med. 2006 Jan; 1(1):5-6.
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      34. Bardach N, Zhao S, Pantilat S, Johnston SC. Adjustment for do-not-resuscitate orders reverses the apparent in-hospital mortality advantage for minorities. Am J Med. 2005 Apr; 118(4):400-8.
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      35. Pantilat SZ, Steimle AE. Palliative care for patients with heart failure. JAMA. 2004 May 26; 291(20):2476-82.
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      36. Auerbach AD, Pantilat SZ. End-of-life care in a voluntary hospitalist model: effects on communication, processes of care, and patient symptoms. Am J Med. 2004 May 15; 116(10):669-75.
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      37. Rabow MW, Dibble SL, Pantilat SZ, McPhee SJ. The comprehensive care team: a controlled trial of outpatient palliative medicine consultation. Arch Intern Med. 2004 Jan 12; 164(1):83-91.
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      38. Lo B, Kates LW, Ruston D, Arnold RM, Cohen CB, Puchalski CM, Pantilat SZ, Rabow MW, Schreiber RS, Tulsky JA. Responding to requests regarding prayer and religious ceremonies by patients near the end of life and their families. J Palliat Med. 2003 Jun; 6(3):409-15.
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      39. Pantilat SZ, Billings JA. Prevalence and structure of palliative care services in California hospitals. Arch Intern Med. 2003 May 12; 163(9):1084-8.
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      40. Pantilat SZ. End-of-life care for the hospitalized patient. Med Clin North Am. 2002 Jul; 86(4):749-70, viii.
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      41. Pantilat SZ, Lindenauer PK, Katz PP, Wachter RM. Primary care physician attitudes regarding communication with hospitalists. Dis Mon. 2002 Apr; 48(4):218-29.
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      42. Dudas V, Bookwalter T, Kerr KM, Pantilat SZ. The impact of follow-up telephone calls to patients after hospitalization. Dis Mon. 2002 Apr; 48(4):239-48.
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      43. Wachter RM, Pantilat SZ. The "continuity visit" and the hospitalist model of care. Dis Mon. 2002 Apr; 48(4):267-72.
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      44. Goldman L, Pantilat SZ, Whitcomb WF. Passing the clinical baton: 6 principles to guide the hospitalist. Dis Mon. 2002 Apr; 48(4):260-6.
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      45. Pantilat SZ, Wachter RM. The patient provider relationship and the hospitalist movement. Introduction. Dis Mon. 2002 Apr; 48(4):189-90.
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      46. Hruby M, Pantilat SZ, Lo B. How do patients view the role of the primary care physician in inpatient care? Dis Mon. 2002 Apr; 48(4):230-8.
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      47. Lo B, Ruston D, Kates LW, Arnold RM, Cohen CB, Faber-Langendoen K, Pantilat SZ, Puchalski CM, Quill TR, Rabow MW, Schreiber S, Sulmasy DP, Tulsky JA. Discussing religious and spiritual issues at the end of life: a practical guide for physicians. JAMA. 2002 Feb 13; 287(6):749-54.
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      48. Dudas V, Bookwalter T, Kerr KM, Pantilat SZ. The impact of follow-up telephone calls to patients after hospitalization. Am J Med. 2001 Dec 21; 111(9B):26S-30S.
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      49. Goldman L, Pantilat SZ, Whitcomb WF. Passing the clinical baton: 6 principles to guide the hospitalist. Am J Med. 2001 Dec 21; 111(9B):36S-39S.
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      50. Pantilat SZ, Lindenauer PK, Katz PP, Wachter RM. Primary care physician attitudes regarding communication with hospitalists. Am J Med. 2001 Dec 21; 111(9B):15S-20S.
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      51. Hruby M, Pantilat SZ, Lo B. How do patients view the role of the primary care physician in inpatient care? Am J Med. 2001 Dec 21; 111(9B):21S-25S.
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      52. Wachter RM, Pantilat SZ. The "continuity visit" and the hospitalist model of care. Am J Med. 2001 Dec 21; 111(9B):40S-42S.
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      53. Pantilat S. Steven Pantilat: a palliative care specialist. (Interview by Barbara Boughton). Lancet Oncol. 2001 Dec; 2(12):765-9.
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      54. Plauth WH, Pantilat SZ, Wachter RM, Fenton CL. Hospitalists' perceptions of their residency training needs: results of a national survey. Am J Med. 2001 Aug 15; 111(3):247-54.
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      55. Pantilat SZ, Markowitz AJ. Perspectives on care at the close of life. Initiating end-of-life discussions with seriously ill patients. JAMA. 2001 Jun 13; 285(22):2906.
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      56. Billings JA, Pantilat S. Survey of palliative care programs in United States teaching hospitals. J Palliat Med. 2001; 4(3):309-14.
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      57. Auerbach AD, Nelson EA, Lindenauer PK, Pantilat SZ, Katz PP, Wachter RM. Physician attitudes toward and prevalence of the hospitalist model of care: results of a national survey. Am J Med. 2000 Dec 1; 109(8):648-53.
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      58. McPhee SJ, Rabow MW, Pantilat SZ, Markowitz AJ, Winker MA. Finding our way--perspectives on care at the close of life. JAMA. 2000 Nov 15; 284(19):2512-3.
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      59. Pantilat SZ. Care of dying patients: beyond symptom management. West J Med. 1999 Oct; 171(4):253-6.
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      60. Pantilat SZ. Just say yes: the use of opioids for managing pain at the end of life. West J Med. 1999 Oct; 171(4):257-9.
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      61. Pantilat SZ, Alpers A, Wachter RM. A new doctor in the house: ethical issues in hospitalist systems. JAMA. 1999 Jul 14; 282(2):171-4.
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      62. Pantilat SZ, Chesney M, Lo B. Effect of incentives on the use of indicated services in managed care. West J Med. 1999 Mar; 170(3):137-42.
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      63. Lindenauer PK, Pantilat SZ, Katz PP, Wachter RM. Hospitalists and the practice of inpatient medicine: results of a survey of the National Association of Inpatient Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 1999 Feb 16; 130(4 Pt 2):343-9.
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      64. Gerbert B, Bronstone A, Pantilat S, McPhee S, Allerton M, Moe J. When asked, patients tell: disclosure of sensitive health-risk behaviors. Med Care. 1999 Jan; 37(1):104-11.
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      65. Dugdale DC, Epstein R, Pantilat SZ. Time and the patient-physician relationship. J Gen Intern Med. 1999 Jan; 14 Suppl 1:S34-40.
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      66. Gerbert B, Bronstone A, McPhee S, Pantilat S, Allerton M. Development and testing of an HIV-risk screening instrument for use in health care settings. Am J Prev Med. 1998 Aug; 15(2):103-13.
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      67. Gerbert B, Bronstone A, Wolff M, Maurer T, Berger T, Pantilat S, McPhee SJ. Improving primary care residents' proficiency in the diagnosis of skin cancer. J Gen Intern Med. 1998 Feb; 13(2):91-7.
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      68. Gerbert B, Maurer T, Berger T, Pantilat S, McPhee SJ, Wolff M, Bronstone A, Caspers N. Primary care physicians as gatekeepers in managed care. Primary care physicians' and dermatologists' skills at secondary prevention of skin cancer. Arch Dermatol. 1996 Sep; 132(9):1030-8.
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      69. Pantilat SZ. Patient-physician communication: respect for culture, religion, and autonomy. JAMA. 1996 Jan 10; 275(2):107; author reply 109-10.
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