"Perhaps it sounds like reinventing the wheel," Ullrich tells writer and Harvard physician Jerome Groopman. "But the PACT approach was what I had hoped medicine would be."
PACT is one of the country's first pediatric palliative-care programs, according to the story. And Ullrich was one of the first physicians in the country to be trained in the discipline.
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