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The Role of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in Education

Discussion topics:T1: What are the main systemic barriers to good communication in healthcare?T2: What is your favorite education tool? (Think broadly!)T3: What is your favorite “high-yield” question to ask patients? Patients, what’s the one Q you want your HCP to ask?Meredith MacMartin is a palliative care physician atDartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - Category: Palliative Care Source Type: blogs

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5 –9 March 2018, Kohala Coast, Big Island, United States
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To improve the quality of hospice and palliative care, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) models inclusion and embraces diverse backgrounds and perspectives of those with whom we work and the patients and families we serve. In 2015, AAHPM initiated a multi-year strategic plan1 to guide efforts to increase the Academy ’s commitment to diversity and inclusion both within the organization and in the broader field of hospice and palliative medicine. We define diversity as referring to the composition of a group of people from any number of demographic backgrounds, identities (innate and selec...
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
No study has examined the varying family experience of palliative sedation therapy (PST) for terminally ill patients in different settings.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Guidelines from standard-setting organizations in oncology support early adoption of palliative care along with usual oncologic care1 and Telemedicine has been utilized to improve access. A recent review examined the use of Telemedicine to provide palliative care when patient travel is excessively burdensome or not possible.2 Results showed patient and caregiver satisfaction and improved comfort from symptoms. The potential for novel uses of Telemedicine beyond symptom control in oncologic supportive/palliative care was recently demonstrated via a Telemedicine approach to supportive group psychotherapy for young adults with cancer.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
We describe how a palliative care approach can empower clinicians, patients, and families to reduce common sources of suffering and optimize quality of life. This field recognizes the importance of primary palliative care (palliative skills useful for any clinician caring for persons caring for serious illness) as a foundation of the palliative care approach and complementary to specialist palliative care. In this article, we will focus on primary palliative care skills for movement disorder specialists including providing a diagnosis and prognosis with compassion, discussing goals of care, complex symptom management, care...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Opioids are an essential class of drugs used in pain management. In recent years, complex mechanisms pertaining to their abusive use have prompted a deadly crisis which is unfolding in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that 91 Americans lose their lives daily due to an overdose of opioid drugs. This public health crisis has inspired much apprehension even among Haitian diaspora in the United States. Although needed painkillers are notably lacking in developing countries, the fear of a similar path has led a high-profile personality to advise against their use in Haiti. Indeed, he...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Policy Pain Management Primary Care Source Type: blogs
AbstractNeuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are a group of rare and heterogeneous malignancies that can develop in various organs. A significant number of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (GEP-NETs) is functionally active and presents with symptoms related to the secretion of biologically active substances, leading to the development of distinct clinical syndromes. There are various therapeutic approaches for GEP-NETs, including curative surgery, palliative surgery, local-ablative and loco-regional therapies as well as systemic therapeutic options including peptide receptor radionuclide therapy, cytotoxic therapy, an...
Source: Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Abstract Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are a group of rare and heterogeneous malignancies that can develop in various organs. A significant number of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (GEP-NETs) is functionally active and presents with symptoms related to the secretion of biologically active substances, leading to the development of distinct clinical syndromes. There are various therapeutic approaches for GEP-NETs, including curative surgery, palliative surgery, local-ablative and loco-regional therapies as well as systemic therapeutic options including peptide receptor radionuclide therapy, cytotoxic t...
Source: ENDOCR REV - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Rev Endocr Metab Disord Source Type: research
There is a scarcity of early palliative care interventions to support family caregivers of persons with advanced cancer living in the rural Southern U.S..
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
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