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Roland Kunz, Swiss pioneer in palliative care, retires

What can medicine do for the dying? “A lot,” says Roland Kunz. The geriatrician has made a significant contribution to anchoring palliative care in Swiss healthcare. The chief physician of the university clinic for acute geriatrics and head of the palliative care unit in the Zurich Waid hospital has accompanied thousands of people to his death during his professional life.

Before retiring, the pioneer of palliative care looks back at the beginnings of a movement that has tabooed death to improve the situation of end-of-life patients.
Read the whole interview in English or in German