How race plays a role in palliative care

“Black life remains unexpected.” I have been mulling over these words written by Ibram X. Kendi, in The Atlantic. This followed his piece exploring the “anniversary” of slavery in 2019. He experiences this 400-year marker both with hope and concern given the persistence of a split America: “ Black death matters to racist America. Black life […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
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CONCLUSION: This study reinforces the dismal prognosis of ACC, the need for long-term follow-up, and tumor stage as the most important survival predictor. Reviewing medical records in such rare conditions is an opportunity to identify insufficiencies and to improve medical care. PMID: 31823340 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Hi folks, Does anyone have good recommendations for favorite electives during fellowship? My program has slots for three 2-week rotations -- it is a large tertiary center with a lot of services (i.e. plenty of options). I imagine there are pearls and valuable skills to take away from nearly all available rotations. In your experience, any particularly high-yield to the practice of HPM? I'm thinking addictions, pain, .... spiritual? psych?
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Inpatient palliative care teams in the U.S. are caring for more patients with diagnoses other than cancer, starting care earlier in the disease course, and sending more patients home, a study reveals.Reuters Health Information
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Condition:   Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Esophagus Intervention:   Drug: Andrographis Paniculata Sponsor:   Chinese University of Hong Kong Recruiting
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Today is the second day of a conference in Rome by the Pontifical Academy for Life and the World Innovation Summit for Health: "Religion and Medical Ethics: Palliative Care and the Mental Health of the Elderly." The symposium examines the role that re...
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Source: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care Source Type: research
Global annual deaths are rising. It is essential to examine where future deaths may occur to facilitate decisions regarding future service provision and resource allocation.
Source: BMC Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
While palliative care (PC) continues to be integrated into pediatric oncological care, only a minority of patients with cancer receive a formal PC consult.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsBecause of poor and worsening recruitment, the study was stopped. The small number of participants in the trial (N = 65) precludes a conclusive answer to the research question given the large overlap in the confidence intervals in the proportions still alive at all time points. A widely held belief is that the 5-year absolute survival benefit with metastasectomy is about 35%: 40% after metastasectomy compar ed to
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We read with interest a welcome critique on radiation oncology fellowships by Wallner et  al.1 We agree with the authors that fellowships for advanced training should be offered for 2 reasons: to focus on opportunities to which residents may have limited exposure during residency—such as protons or brachytherapy—and to provide a path to subspecialty board certification (eg, in Hosp ice and Palliative Medicine). Clinical Informatics training fulfills both criteria and represents an increasingly important aspect of medical practice.
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