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

Lay Patient Navigators a Boon to Latinos With Advanced Cancer Lay Patient Navigators a Boon to Latinos With Advanced Cancer
Latinos with advanced cancer often counter barriers to palliative care, but community-based patient navigators can help in a culturally sensitive manner.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Deathbed confession: when a dying patient confesses to murder: clinical, ethical, and legal implications - Tincknell L, O'Callaghan A, Manning J, Malpas P.
During an initial palliative care assessment, a dying man discloses that he had killed several people whilst a young man. The junior doctor, to whom he revealed his story, consulted with senior palliative care colleagues. It was agreed that legal advice wo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Palliative Care in Intensive Care Units Palliative Care in Intensive Care Units
This review provides anesthesiologists and intensivists an overview of the aims, current evidence and practical advice about the application of palliative care in the ICU.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Dementia patients suffering in silence
OLDER hospital patients with dementia may be “suffering in silence” because they are unable to communicate the pain they are in, a study has suggested. Experts from the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London have found that pain could be a key cause of delirium. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing Dean on Online Options for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - August 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

My patients are dying. But it ’s their right to keep going.
Isaac Chan, a medical oncology fellow at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, discusses a patient's right to refuse palliative care.08/27/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 27, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Palliative Care for Gender and Sexual Minorities Palliative Care for Gender and Sexual Minorities
When faced with serious illness or the end of life, gender and sexual minority patients have unique healthcare needs.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Viewpoint Source Type: news

Good to know: Most people are NOT in pain when they die – experts say symptoms ease as death nears
(Natural News) While some people have accepted the inevitability of death, others are afraid of it because death evokes worries about pain and suffering as we go through our final moments. Some even believe that palliative care does little to alleviate this pain and that many die extremely agonizing deaths. But according to a recent study,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Core symptoms of major depressive disorder among palliative care patients - Huey NS, Guan NC, Gill JS, Hui KO, Sulaiman AH, Kunagasundram S.
In this study, we aim to determine the prevalence of depression and the discriminant validity of the items of four sets of diagnostic criteria in palliative care. This is a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Southwest PA Area Health Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA – learn about this AHEC’s amazing program that collaborates with community health centers, public libraries and other community-focused organizations to address the broader, unmet social health needs of their patients or patrons. Has your organization developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! It’s Back to School time! NNLM has numerous training opportunities for library sta...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Draft AGS updated 2018 Beers Criteria ® now posted for public comment
(American Geriatrics Society) he American Geriatrics Society today opened a public comment period for reviewing the draft AGS 2018 Updated Beers ® Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults. Last updated in 2015, the AGS Beers ® Criteria remain one of the most frequently cited reference tools in geriatrics, detailing certain types of medications which may be inappropriate to prescribe to older people who are not receiving hospice or palliative care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Let us shine a spotlight on the amazing work you do! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! Local lecture from NLM Director: the recording is now available from Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan’s talk, “Transforming Data into Knowledge and Knowledge into Health: NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027,” at the Univ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Aug 10, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Aug 10, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
AF screening, atrial flutter, palliative care in heart failure, and LDL-C lowering are discussed in this week's podcasttheheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Royal Pharmaceutical Society acquires PalliativeDrugs.com
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Palliativedrugs.com, the publisher of the Palliative Care Formulary and Introducing Palliative Care, key resources for (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 9, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Royal Pharmaceutical Society acquires Palliativedrugs.com
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Palliativedrugs.com, the publisher of the Palliative Care Formulary and Introducing Palliative Care, key resources for (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 9, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Palliative care may reduce suicide risk in veterans with lung cancer
(Oregon Health& Science University) New research finds patient care focused on relieving symptoms, stress reduces suicide risk by 81 percent (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

August NIH News in Health Now Available
The August 2018 issue of NIH News in Health in now available online. In this issue learn about bionic artificial limbs, social isolation and loneliness, caring for concussions, preventing shingles, and palliative care. (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - August 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

New program keeps elderly out of emergency
(Emergency Medicine Foundation (Australia)) A medical program developed by emergency and palliative care clinicians at a large Australian hospital is seeing elderly aged care residents successfully treated at home. The program is reducing demand on the emergency department and is cost effective, delivering about AU$8 million a year in economic benefits after costs or a return of $17 for every $1 invested. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study Seeks Better Understanding of EMS Experience With Hospice Patients
The Research Donnelly CB, Armstrong KA, Perkins MM, et al. Emergency medical services provider experiences of hospice care. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2018;22(2):237–243. The Science This paper describes a simple study conducted by surveying EMS providers on their experience caring for patients in hospice. Eighty-six EMTs and 96 paramedics returned the survey. Fifty-four percent had 0–5 years, 26% had 6–10, and 20% had more than 10 years of EMS experience. They were asked to define hospice and palliative care, and there was no difference between EMTs and paramedics in their knowledge of this issue. The lack of d...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - August 3, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP, FAEMS Tags: Columns Mobile Integrated Healthcare Source Type: news

Too Few Patients With Heart Failure Get Palliative Care
Few patients with heart failure receive palliative care, although their condition often warrants it and evidence suggests it ’s helpful, a specialist in geriatrics and palliative medicine told an audience at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Randy Dotinga Source Type: news

Building Community Palliative  Care
The Center to Advance Palliative Care, in collaboration with the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care, has launched an initiative to build a comprehensive inventory of community palliative care programs across all service settings — including home, office/clinic, and long-term care. AMDA – the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is supporting this important project. The Society believes it will make it easier for patients, families, caregivers and practitioners to find local resources to meet their needs. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing Dean on Global Networking
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - July 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of late stage bladder cancer?
The symptoms of stage 4 bladder cancer include tiredness, weakness, and pain. Stage 4 is the most advanced stage of cancer. The standard treatment for late-stage cancer is chemotherapy, but treatment will often focus on palliative care. Learn more about the symptoms of stage 4 bladder cancer and the survival rate here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Incidence of suicide and association with palliative care among patients with advanced lung cancer - Sullivan DR, Forsberg CW, Golden SE, Ganzini L, Dobscha SK, Slatore CG.
Without abstract. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

August 2018
Bionic Movements : Connecting Mind and Machine Care and Connection : Loneliness Affects All Ages Dr. Steve Cole on Loneliness Preventing Shingles Caring for Concussions Palliative Care: Conversations Matter (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Highland Hospital Announces New Director of Palliative Care Program
Chin-Lin Ching, M.D., has been appointed as Director of the Highland Hospital Palliative Care Consult Service. Dr. Ching follows Daniel Mendelson, M.S., M.D., who became the first palliative care physician at Highland in 2000. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Highland Hospital ’s Palliative Care Program has received Advanced Recertification from the Joint Commission
Highland Hospital ’s Palliative Care Program has received Advanced Recertification from the Joint Commission, the nation’s main accrediting body in health care. This is the third recertification for the program. Highland first received Joint Commission Advanced Certification for palliative care in 2012 and recert ification in 2014, 2016, and 2018. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

The Hospice and Palliative Care APRN Workforce The Hospice and Palliative Care APRN Workforce
What strategies are needed to grow and strengthen the APRN palliative care workforce? A survey of nurses provides some insight.Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

SACHA LANGTON-GILKS: What I wish I'd known when I lost my son to cancer
Sacha Langton-Gilks urges parents with terminally ill children to embrace palliative care as about 5,000 babies, children and young people die every year in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Palliative care as an essential component of the HIV care continuum
This review summarises the epidemiology of HIV in relation to mortality, and the symptoms and concerns of people with AIDS and those living with HIV who have either related or unrelated advanced comorbidities. The principles and practice of palliative care are described, and the evidence for its effectiveness and cost-effectiveness is appraised. The review concludes with evidence-based recommendations to improve the delivery of, and access to, high-quality HIV care until the end of life, reducing unnecessary suffering while optimising person-centred outcomes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Highland Hospital ’s Palliative Care Program Receives Joint Commission Advanced Recertification
Highland Hospital ’s Palliative Care Program has received Advanced Recertification from the Joint Commission, the nation’s main accrediting body in health care. This is the third recertification for the program. Highland first received Joint Commission Advanced Certification for palliative care in 2012 and recert ification in 2014, 2016, and 2018. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

CU Anschutz awarded $8 million for research cooperative on palliative, end-of-life care
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus received an $8 million, five year continuation grant from the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR), part of the National Institutes of Health, to refine and expand the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group (PCRC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news