Larry Beresford is a freelance medical writer and health care journalist with an unprecedented breadth of experience writing about the policy, regulatory, financial, clinical, administrative, existential and human aspects of hospice, palliative and end-of-life care. That includes authoring the definitive consumer’s guide to hospice care (The Hospice Handbook: A Complete Guide, Little, Brown & Co.), as well as contributing articles about hospice to a variety of health care trade publications and developing and producing newsletters, columns, manuals and white papers for hospice managers and clinicians. He edited the monthly Hospice Compliance Letter trade newsletter, coauthored (with Dr. Diane Meier) the “Notes from the Field” column in the Journal of Palliative Medicine; and from 2016 to 2018 wrote blog posts about end-of-life topics for The Lancet’s United States of Health U.S. blog page.
He has also written about other fields of medicine that are neighbors to end-of-life care on the health care continuum, including hospital medicine (for the Hospitalist Magazine), intensive care, emergency medicine, long-term care, aging, pain medicine and anesthesiology. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Rheumatologist Magazine, Anesthesiology News and Pain Medicine News (McMahon), Managed Care Magazine, Medical Economics, Medscape, American Medical News, Hospitals & Health Networks, Hospice Magazine, LeadingAge and Healthcare Design Magazine.
Hospice, palliative care, end-of-life care, hospital medicine, rheumatology, opioid pain management
Recent AHCJ training
Health Journalism 2009 | Health Journalism 2012 | Rural Health Journalism Workshop, 2014 | Health Journalism 2015 | Journalism Workshop on Health Information Technology, 2016 | Health Journalism 2018 | Health Journalism 2019
HJ2009-CA | HJ2012-CA | Rural Health Journalism 2014 Travel Stipend | HJ2015-CA