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Health Care Is Human Endeavor, Not Just Caring for a Body


Like numerous hospitals in the U.S., the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) participates in the No One Dies Alone (NODA) program. NODA is a nationwide program developed by nurses. Visitors ("compassionate companions") stay at the bedside of dying patients whose families cannot be present. Because UPMC is a quaternary care hospital, families often cannot arrive in time to be with dying patients. In such cases, compassionate companions stay with the patients so that, when more...
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