Malawi: Malawi Has Over 176, 000 People Living With Palliative Care Conditions
[Nyasa Times] Principal Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Health and Population, Dr. Charles Mwansambo, has disclosed that the country has over 176, 000 certified patients for palliative care services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

End-of-life care program at UCLA benefited dying patients and loved ones despite COVID restrictions
A program offered by UCLA Health ’s intensive care units is providing meaningful and compassionate support for dying patients and their families, despite the challenges brought about by COVID-19. A study about the initiative, published in the journalCritical Care Explorations, is the first to show empirically that a palliative care program could be adapted — and even expanded — during the pandemic. It also could serve as a case study for improving end-of-life care during an era when visiting restrictions and infection control have introduced extraordinary new challenges for health care providers.Rese...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Short on Staff, Some Hospices Ask New Patients To Wait
“It causes huge distress to tell a family, ‘We can’t serve you,’” said one state hospice organization director. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Hospice Care Nursing and Nurses Shortages Elder Care Death and Dying Labor and Jobs Home Health Care Elderly National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization your-feed-health Source Type: news

How COVID-19 Opened the Door to a New Era in Psychedelic Medicine
From Wall Street to Hollywood, psychedelics are having a cultural moment. For those of us who grew up in the “this is your brain on drugs” era, it’s hard to let go of stigma—and the mental image of an egg sizzling on a hot pan. But as a growing number of states and cities move to decriminalize drugs, and investors flock to an emerging market for psychedelic health care, substances like psilocybin, ketamine and LSD are edging into mainstream culture—and setting the stage for a paradigm shift in modern medicine. Within the next few years, we could see psychedelic therapies prescribed for refract...
Source: TIME: Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mobile Phone App Helps to Deliver Palliative Care Mobile Phone App Helps to Deliver Palliative Care
Dr David Kerr discusses a recent study of a mobile phone app designed to collect palliative outcomes data in sub-Saharan Africa.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

End of life care for people with a brain tumour
The Brainstrust's end of life care resource has been produced with people who have the lived experience of what it is like to care for someone with a brain tumour at end-of-life, with leading consultants in palliative care and clinical nurse specialists who are hospice-based. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 12, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Cameroon Nurses Seek Extra Care for the Terminally Ill
[VOA] Bamenda -- Nurses in Cameroon are marking this year's World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (October 9) with visits to terminally ill patients in the country's restive North-West and South-West regions. The regions' ongoing separatist conflict has left hundreds of patients unable to receive regular in-home hospice care. Cameroon's nurses are calling for that to change. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Only 10% of Patients Who Need Palliative Care Get It: WHO Report Only 10% of Patients Who Need Palliative Care Get It: WHO Report
The World Health Organization calls for"urgent and concerted action" to increase access to palliative care; only 39% of countries report that such care is generally available.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Only 1 in 10 people who need palliative care,  receive it: WHO 
Only one in 10 people who need palliative care are receiving it, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Care workers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities feel the need for soft skills training to accomplish better palliative care deliverance
This study2 aims to assess the perceived needs in PC training for DCWs of PWIDD and their training preferences, in order to develop a personalised training … (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supportive and palliative care services are beneficial for people affected by dementia
Over 20 million patients with dementia require palliative care every year.1 Palliative care addresses the holistic needs of patients with dementia, which may include unmet needs, practical aspects of care, social and psychological issues to ensure quality of life.1 It helps patients and families find their voices and express their healthcare needs by providing comfort care, symptom management … (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tackling Grief, Loss in Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer Tackling Grief, Loss in Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer
Managing distress in patients with a life-limiting condition is challenging, but physicians have a host of strategies at their fingertips to help provide relief, according to palliative care experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Solomon Center and CAPC launch palliative care policy-tracking database
YLS ’ center for health and law policy is partnering to develop a centralized platform for tracking palliative care policies and regulations across the country. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Kidney Patients Get Palliative Care, Dialysis'Til the End Kidney Patients Get Palliative Care, Dialysis'Til the End
Seattle's Northwest Kidney Centers, which pioneered kidney failure treatment 50 years ago, now pairs dying patients with hospice services without forcing them to forgo the comfort dialysis can provide.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Pharos Capital's Charter Health Care Group purchases San Antonio-based Generations Hospice Care
Pharos Capital Group, the private equity firm co-headquartered in Dallas and Nashville led by Kneeland Youngblood, announced on Aug. 11 that its California-based post-acute care provider platform had purchased San Antonio-based Generations Hospice Care. Offering programs for patients in their final years of life, such as hospice, care management and palliative care, Cucamonga, Calif.-based Charter Health Care serves more than 5,000 patients in seven states, including Texas, according to a news release.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: DBJ Staff Source Type: news

New Issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - July 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nursing staff needs leadership support to enable shared learning for team capacity in providing palliative care for persons with dementia at home or in nursing home
This study aimed to evaluate the types and forms of support nursing staff need in providing palliative care for persons with dementia in home care and nursing homes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dignity support at end of life
(Flinders University) At the end of life, people may have to rely on others for help with showering, dressing and going to the toilet. This loss of privacy and independence can be confronting and difficult. Now Australian occupational therapy (OT) researchers have interviewed 18 people receiving palliative care about how they feel about losing independence with self-care, specifically their intimate hygiene, as function declines with disease progression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Canadian researchers build end-of-life predictor tool to support palliative care
The RESPECT calculator predicts frail people ’s survival to assist caregivers in deciding about end-of-life care and services.    (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 6, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Louisiana Company Buys Home Health Provider in Crossett
LHC Group Inc. of Lafayette, Louisiana, announced Thursday agreements to purchase three home health, hospice, and palliative care providers in three states, including Arkansas. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 1, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Online symposium addresses issues of cancer research and palliative care
(Leopoldina) Why does pancreatic cancer develop, what new therapies might be effective against metastasis formation, and what is to be considered in palliative care? Members of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina will address these questions at the virtual symposium of Class III Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Low-income patients may be less likely to receive medical assistance in dying
(Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) In Canada, low-income hospital patients under palliative care are less likely to receive medical assistance in dying compared to those who are high income. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Using computation to improve words: Novel tool could improve serious illness conversations
(Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont) Conversations between seriously ill people, their families and palliative care specialists lead to better quality-of-life. Understanding what happens during these conversations -- and how they vary by cultural, clinical, and situational contexts -- is essential to guide healthcare communication improvement efforts. True understanding requires methods to study conversations in large, inclusive, and multi-site epidemiological studies. A new computer model offers an automated and valid tool for such large-scale scientific analyses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dyspnea Management for Hospitalized Patients at End-of-Life Dyspnea Management for Hospitalized Patients at End-of-Life
The experience of three palliative care teams provides insight into the strategies used for end-of-life dyspnea management in critically ill COVID-19 patients.Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - June 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Knowledge of Palliative Care Low in U.S. Population
Odds of having palliative care knowledge increased for those with frequent health care utilization, regular source of care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Nursing, Oncology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Knowledge of Palliative Care Low in U.S. Population
MONDAY, June 7, 2021 -- Knowledge levels of palliative care are low, especially for those without frequent health care utilization, according to a study published online June 4 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers& Prevention. Motolani E.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Adaptation and Advancement
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - June 4, 2021 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Most in U.S. have little understanding of palliative care, study finds
Most surveyed Americans have an inadequate understanding of palliative care, according to a study published Friday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most US adults may lack knowledge about palliative care
(American Association for Cancer Research) The majority of surveyed Americans had an inadequate understanding of palliative care, and frequency of health care utilization was one determinant of knowledge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Namibia: Cancer Association Calls On Trained Nurses to Register As Consultants
[Namibia Economist] The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) is calling on suitably qualified and trained registered nurses with palliative care experiences in all regions to register as stand-by consultant support caregivers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Improving Health Education - an Important Step to Achieving Universal Health Care in Nigeria
[Nigeria Health Watch] Since the global target of Health for All was declared in 1978, Primary Health Care (PHC) is universally recognized as the approach to achieving this goal. A primary health centre should be the first place where people seek healthcare. A functional PHC ensures people receive comprehensive care which begins from promotion and prevention to treatment, curative, rehabilitation, and palliative care that is accessible to everyone in the community. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Palliative Care Update for Clinicians Palliative Care Update for Clinicians
Timely initiation of palliative care services is a challenge, especially for those with noncancer diagnoses, but recent studies offer novel approaches to end-of-life care planning across settings. (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

University of Surrey develops new app to support palliative care in Ethiopia
(University of Surrey) A mobile phone app has been developed at the University of Surrey to support patients needing end of life care in Ethiopia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Palliative Care in COVID: How One Hospital Met the Challenge Palliative Care in COVID: How One Hospital Met the Challenge
"The rapid COVID-19 surge required physicians and staff to innovate quickly to ensure core humanizing values were not lost in the pandemic," one physician explained.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Palliative Care in the ICU: What to Know About Time-Limited Trials
Time-limited trials offer I.C.U. patients and their families a sense of empowerment in the face of low odds. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Life-Sustaining Support Systems, Withdrawal Of Hospitals Dialysis Hospice Care Death and Dying your-feed-health your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Long-haul covid-19 renews push to expand palliative care
Advocates point to numerous studies showing that palliative care results in a higher quality of life for patients and lower health-care costs as a result of fewer hospitalizations. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Ollove Source Type: news

Samaritan launches palliative care program for patients with advanced heart disease
The program was established in partnership with the American Heart Association and the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 30, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Samaritan launches palliative care program for patients with advanced heart disease
The program was established in partnership with the American Heart Association and the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 30, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Breaking down barriers to care for metastatic breast cancer patients
Drawing on a series of studies and interviews with patients and caregivers, UCLA researchers from theUCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have published recommendations for California policymakers and patient advocates aimed at improving care and outcomes for women with metastatic breast cancer.More than 30,000women in California are diagnosed each year with this cancer, which has spread from the breast to other parts of the body. Survival rates are low, and patients often face significant hurdles to care — particularly in the areas of health insurance, cli...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 28, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cochrane PaPaS seeks full-time Systematic Reviewer - remote
Closing date: 28 April 2021Location: remote (home-working)The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care (Cochrane PaPaS) Review Group is looking for an experienced Systematic Reviewer to undertake high quality, priority Cochrane systematic reviews for publication in the Cochrane Library.The focus of PaPaS is studies of interventions for acute pain, chronic pain, headache and migraine, palliative care for those with life-limiting disease or illness, and supportive care of patients and significant others living with serious illness.The candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team to undertake new priority reviews, o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 19, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Palliative Nursing: The Core of COVID-19 Care Palliative Nursing: The Core of COVID-19 Care
The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated the role of palliative nurses -- and quality palliative care is critically needed now more than ever.Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Use of Comfort Care Increasing After Stroke, May Reduce Costs Use of Comfort Care Increasing After Stroke, May Reduce Costs
Patients'likelihood of receiving comfort care, which includes hospice or palliative care, may depend on their gender, race, and region, researchers find.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Comfort care beneficial for hospitalized stroke patients, yet disparities in use persist
(American Heart Association) A new study finds comfort care, including palliative care and hospice care, can improve quality of life in hospitalized stroke patients.Although comfort care for stroke patients is increasingly being used, disparities in use persist that may be related to gender, race, income and other factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical Pearl: Palliative Care in the ED: Nasal High-Flow Oxygen
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - April 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Clinical Pearl Source Type: news

Getting a Prescription to Die Remains Tricky Even As Aid-in-Dying Bills Gain Momentum Across the U.S.
Linda Heim knew her dad didn’t plan to wait for the cancer to kill him. For decades, he’d lived in Montana, which they’d thought was one of the few places where terminally ill people could get a prescription to end their life. After two years of being sick, Heim’s dad got the diagnosis in 2019: stage 4 kidney cancer. His physician offered treatments that might extend his life by months. Instead, the 81-year-old asked the doctor for help dying. Heim said her parents left the appointment in their hometown of Billings with two takeaways: The legality of medically assisted death was questionable in Mont...
Source: TIME: Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katheryn Houghton / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Incurable cancer: Patients need palliative care support early on
(Universit ä t Leipzig) For the first time in Germany, patients with incurable cancer have been systematically questioned about their palliative care needs from the time of their diagnosis and at regular intervals over the following twelve months. Observations at 20 treatment centres throughout Germany show that those affected endure great physical as well as psychological suffering and require palliative medical support right from the start. The study, led from the University Cancer Center Leipzig (UCCL), has been published in the renowned journal " The Oncologist " . (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 26, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Austin firm to lead CEO search for nationwide hospice company
Austin-based Zingaro Fidler Wolfe& Co. has been appointed by Hosparus Health to lead the national search for a new CEO for the Louisville-based company. The company was selected for its specialized expertise in health care executive recruiting, an announcement from Hosparus said. Hosparus Health is one of the largest nonprofit hospice and palliative care organizations in U.S., offering hospice care under the Hosparus brand, and palliative services under its newly launched companion brand, Pallitus… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 22, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: David A. Mann Source Type: news

Palliative Care for Patients With Dementia: When to Refer? Palliative Care for Patients With Dementia: When to Refer?
Although palliative care for patients with dementia is increasingly recognized as a way to provide relief from physical and psychological symptoms, relatively few referrals are made for this care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Can burnout among child abuse clinicians be caused by doubt that they are doing the right thing? - Lyn øe N, Eriksson A.
In their interesting paper about the strong association between burnout among child abuse clinicians,1 the authors discuss whether burnout might have similarities with staff working within emergency departments and pediatric palliative care. This can be a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Palliative care and aggressive interventions after falling: a Nationwide Inpatient Sample analysis - Ho VP, Bensken WP, Koroukian SM.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to identify whether there is an opportunity for improvement to provide palliative care services after a serious fall. We hypothesized that (1) palliative care services would be utilized in less than 10% of patients o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news