Leg Amputation in ESRD Patients Should Prompt Palliative Care Discussion
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 -- Nearly one in 10 patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoes lower-extremity amputation in their last year of life, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in the Journal of the American Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How gaming technologies can help cancer patients communicate better
(Lancaster University) Lancaster University is sharing in a € 4m project to use gaming technology to improve the care of both adults and children with cancer.The project -- called 'MyPal: Fostering Palliative Care of Adults and Children with Cancer through Advanced Patient Reported Outcome Systems' funded by EU Horizon 2020, has 16 partners in seven countries.It aims to investigate the use of apps and electronic games created and adapted specifically to the personal needs of patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

' When a child dies'; the development of a collaborative education programme to enhance care and support
Nurse leaders within the Clinical Simulation Centre (CSC) at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) developed an education programme in collaboration with Bereavement, Chaplaincy, Mortuary and Palliative Care services. This aided staff in developing their skills in caring for a dying child and supporting families through this critical time. The programme aims to improve the quality of care provided to families and ensure signposting to further services to meet their needs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neuropalliative Care: A Practical Guide for the Neurologist Neuropalliative Care: A Practical Guide for the Neurologist
Which patients with neurological disease may benefit from palliative care? This paper examines the unique palliative care needs of these patients and the skills essential to palliative care delivery.Seminars in Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Hospitals Serving More Minorities May Offer Less Palliative Care Hospitals Serving More Minorities May Offer Less Palliative Care
Patients may have less access to palliative care at U.S. hospitals that primarily serve minorities, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Hospitals serving more minorities may offer less palliative care
(Reuters Health) - Patients may have less access to palliative care at U.S. hospitals that primarily serve minorities, a study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Palliative Care in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Palliative Care in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Is a patient recently diagnosed with IPF a good candidate for palliative care?Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Case Challenge Source Type: news

Site of care may affect patients' access to palliative treatment
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Studies have found that racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to receive end-of-life palliative care than their counterparts. A new study conducted by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital set out to understand why and has revealed that site of care may be a key contributing factor to this difference among patients with advanced, metastatic cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 1, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

More than half of palliative home care patients suffer medication errors
Improvements to out-of-hours palliative care are urgently needed to protect people from harm and unnecessary  suffering, researchers have warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

N.S. family blames hospital staff for 'hastened' death
The family of Donnie Taylor continues to push for answers 17 months after his death. His loved ones allege that palliative care staff in Truro, N.S., failed to turn on his oxygen for 13 hours, which they say caused him to suffer on his final day. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Specialist-led bereavement service may help curb legal action after hospital deaths
(BMJ) Hospital bereavement services that are led by senior doctors and nurses and the person responsible for quality and safety may help to curb patient complaints and legal action in the wake of a difficult death, suggest the results of a pilot study, carried out at one NHS hospital trust and published online in the journal BMJ Supportive& Palliative Care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Rose geranium oil treatment for cancer patients
ROCHESTER Minn. -- Rose geranium oil may help to ease the symptoms of nasal vestibulitis, a common and painful nasal condition linked to cancer drug treatment, according to the results of a small observational study, published online in the journal?BMJ Supportive& Palliative Care. The findings build on anecdotal evidence for the use of rose [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 16, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Better Palliative Care in Cancer: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, upcoming trends in virtual care (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 15, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Palliative Care Formulary launches on MedicinesComplete
The online Palliative Care Formulary (PCF) is now available on the MedicinesComplete platform. The formulary is the go-to resource for healthcare professionals in palliative and hospice care and now s (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 11, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Record £3.7m research grant to ‘transform’ palliative care for dementia
Researchers in London are aspiring to create a “step-change” in dementia care through an innovative study funded by a record-breaking grant. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Florida hospice doctors seek exemption from drug database
Less than a year after the Florida Legislature passed a sweeping bill that requires physicians to check a statewide database before ordering opioids for patients, lawmakers are being asked to consider an exemption for doctors who care for dying people. It’s not because the requirement is burdensome for the doctors, said Stephen Leedy, a board-certified hospice and palliative care physician. Instead, it’s because checking the prescription-drug database each time controlled substances are ordered… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christine Sexton Source Type: news

Best supportive care in advanced lung cancermore than a label?
Key messages from this viewpoint article include the fact that lack of consensus on what best supportive care is contributes to unwarranted variation in the quality of palliative care. A high integrity health system approach should reduce unwarranted variation in practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Palliative Care | Medscape Palliative Care | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines on palliative care therapy and hospice care. Review information on palliative care nursing and palliative care training. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Medical establishment joins together against harmful NHS charging policy
Following a string of media reports revealing the harm caused by NHS charging to Doctors of the World patients and others, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) have today joined together to call for a suspension of the charging regulations pending an independent review.   In doing so, they’ve joined other voices, including the British Medical Association Council Chair, Dr Chaand Nagpaul and Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, who have ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - December 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Palliative Care in MS Inpatients Rises From 2005 to 2014
TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- From 2005 to 2014, trends in palliative care use increased substantially among multiple sclerosis (MS) inpatients, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. Yong-Jae Lee,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WellSky will add 100 employees with latest acquisition
WellSky, backed by TPG Capital, will add 100 employees nationwide and create momentum for more jobs in Kansas City and Lenexa through its latest acquisition, CEO Bill Miller said.   Formerly Mediware Information Systems Inc., the Lenexa-based health software company acquired Consolo Services Group Inc., expanding its reach in the hospice industry to the palliative care, adult day care and memory care markets.  Consolo CEO Greg Kite will continue to lead his team at its he adquarters in Lexington,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Interprofessional Palliative Care Module: a team approach to learning
A new course at the Yale School of Medicine offers clinicians and care professionals insights into the intersection of culture, religion, and end-of-life care. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How we improved end-of-life care in our practice
Dr Victoria Middleton explains how her practice has increased the number of patients on its palliative care register, reduced avoidable hospital admissions and increased the number of people able to die at home by a third. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - December 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 12 Care of People with Cancer and Palliative Care Source Type: news

Morbidity burden and community-based palliative care are associated with rates of hospital use by people with schizophrenia in the last year of life: a population-based matched cohort study - Spilsbury K, Rosenwax L, Brameld K, Kelly B, Arendts G.
This study describes the trajectory of acute care health service use in the last year of life for people with schizophrenia and how this varied... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mother is symptom-free of stage-four cancer after finding her own trial online
Heidi Spencer, 45, from Cheshire, was offered palliative care from the NHS. She found a genetic test online from FoundationOne, which told her which drugs would work best for her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing Dean on Nurses in Policy
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Right to die man to appeal to Parliament
After legal challenges fail Noel Conway says MPs must introduce new laws Related items fromOnMedica Palliative care Terminally ill man wins right to challenge assisted dying law Thousands would consider Dignitas assisted death but can't afford it End-of-life care ‘improving’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How California Is Changing Palliative Care
In January, California became the first state to mandate home-based palliative care to those in a state Medicaid program Here's how it works with Medi-Cal. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Next Avenue, Contributor Source Type: news

Palliative Care Adapted to'Real World' Community Settings Palliative Care Adapted to'Real World' Community Settings
Palliative care can be successfully adapted to an outpatient community-based setting and added to a cancer treatment regimen, according to new findings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cancer Pain Control App Works -- Palliative Care for Everyone? Cancer Pain Control App Works -- Palliative Care for Everyone?
Dramatically improved artificial intelligence holds promise for making palliative care services available anywhere, anytime for patients with advanced cancer pain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

This is good news for patients and GPs
Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer Dr Bruce Warner looks at the benefits of relaxing the current criteria for clinical pharmacists in general practice Related items fromOnMedica Qualms about data sharing hampering pharmacists ’ palliative care role Still no plan for joined-up care, MPs warn in report New system launched to detect and prevent medication errors NHS England will recruit 240 pharmacists for care homes Practice-based pharmacists free up GP time (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - November 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Palliative Care Guidelines Demand'Seismic Shift' in Care New Palliative Care Guidelines Demand'Seismic Shift' in Care
The new updated palliative guidelines call for a more coordinated and integrated approach across the entire care continuum and recommend that care be provided by all practitioners.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

End-of-life care preferences of chinese adults vary based on whether they have children
(New York University) Chinese adults who have children prefer to receive end-of-life care from family members at home, while those who lost their only child prefer to be cared for in hospice or palliative care institutions, finds a new study led by an international team of researchers and published in the November issue of The Journal of Palliative Medicine. Income, property ownership, and support from friends also influenced individuals' end-of-life care preferences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Palliative care: Symptom relief during illness
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best practices in palliative care supported by growing evidence base, study finds
(RAND Corporation) Best practices in the growing field of palliative care have been created on several occasions based upon consensus among experts. However, the latest version of palliative care clinical guidelines were aided by a systematic review of published research that found the evidence base for best practices in palliative care is larger than generally appreciated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Best Practices in Providing Palliative Care Supported by Growing Body of Evidence
A rapidly aging U.S. population with complex care needs will likely accelerate emphasis on palliative care services. A review of palliative care research found substantial evidence to support clinical practice guidelines and was incorporated into the new edition of the guidelines. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - October 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Home from home in Glasgow's £21m hospice
A £21m palliative care hospice designed to be a 'home from home' opens in the city. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rose geranium oil may ease common painful nasal symptoms linked to cancer treatment
(BMJ) Rose geranium oil may help to ease the symptoms of a common and painful nasal condition that is linked to cancer drug treatment, indicate the results of a small observational study, published online in the journal BMJ Supportive& Palliative Care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Rose geranium oil may ease common painful nasal symptoms linked to cancer treatment
ROCHESTER Minn. ? Rose geranium oil may help to ease the symptoms of nasal vestibulitis, a common and painful nasal condition linked to cancer drug treatment, according to the results of a small observational study, published online in the journal?BMJ Supportive& Palliative Care. The findings build on anecdotal evidence for the use of rose [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - October 30, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Expect Boston Scientific to Keep Rounding Out Its Portfolio with M & amp;A
 Boston Scientific has been on quite the shopping spree in 2018. The Marlborough, MA-based company has announced eight acquisitions since the beginning of the year, plus a hefty investment in Millipede, which is likely to lead to an acquisition within the next year or so. Naturally, the company's aggressive M&A strategy has attracted attention from industry analysts who are eager to see if this spree will continue in 2019. During the company's third-quarter earnings call on Thursday, CFO Daniel Brennan said Boston Scientific still has a "tremendous amount" of financial flexibility. Loo...
Source: MDDI - October 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

IN-PEACE tackles burdensome symptoms, challenges of dementia for patients and caregivers
(Regenstrief Institute) With the goals of improving care for symptom management and other burdens of dementia as well as empowering their family caregivers, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Center for Aging Research are integrating state of the art dementia care with palliative care through an innovative supportive care model they have named IN-PEACE. The initiative is funded by a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ESMO advocacy for patient-centred care takes on global dimension
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Supportive and palliative care should be an integral part of cancer treatment (ESMO Position Paper, 2017). To maintain the spotlight on the topic, on Friday, 19 October, a special session at the ESMO 2018 Congress will be dedicated to this subject and followed on Sunday by the formal recognition of 20 newly-accredited Designated Centres of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care. For the first time, institutions from Japan, Denmark, Estonia and Qatar feature among the laureates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors to prescribe a visit to the museum to help patients 'escape from their own pain'
One of the doctors behind the Montreal initiative says a visit to the museum can benefit those with all kinds of conditions — from mental illness and eating disorders to diabetes, high blood pressure and for those in palliative care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Doctors to prescribe museum visits to help patients 'escape from their own pain'
One of the doctors behind a Montreal initiative says a visit to the museum can benefit people with conditions from mental illness and eating disorders to diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as those in palliative care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

A Guide to Children's Palliative Care: supporting babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families
Now in it's 4th edition, The Guide is an essential read for all those with an interest in planning, commissioning and delivering services and care for babies, children and young people with life limiting conditions and their families. The guide seeks to establish and realise a vision that ensures children have access to and receive comprehensive, high quality, evidence-based services delivered by an appropriately training, experienced and integrated workforce. It includes a new and enhanced section on research and the need to expand the evidence base. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing Dean on the Impact of Nursing
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - October 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Significant barriers facing homeless adults in accessing quality end-of-life care
(University of Toronto) Terminally-ill homeless adults and their care providers must surmount many obstacles in the receipt and provision of palliative care, according to a University of Toronto scoping review of the available grey and peer-reviewed literature on this topic, published online this week in OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:I Am HIV+ and I Am Receiving Palliative Care - Because I Matter
[263Chat] My name is David and I live in Chitungwiza with my wife, six children and my elderly father. When my wife got sick, we both agreed to go for HIV testing. We both tested HIV positive. Later, I started suffering from a mild headache. Then, unexpectedly my daughter died. We did not know what she died from. Soon my headaches were extremely painful. I thought that the pain was because of the emotional stress from the loss of my beloved daughter. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news