Moment Wins SWHPN Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice
Amanda Moment, MSW, LICSW, of Social Work, received the 2022 Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network ’s (SWHPN) Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice in recognition of her exceptional contributions to palliative social work. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - May 13, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Ohio's Hospice, Pure Healthcare selected as Aetna's preferred provider in Ohio
A pair of Dayton-area healthcare groups have been chosen as the preferred hospice and palliative care provider for an insurance program in Ohio. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 10, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

20 People to Know in Health Care: Dustin Dillon
Dr. Dustin Dillon is senior physician of palliative care at Hosparus Health and Pallitus Health Partners. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 5, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Palliative care and documented suicide: association among veterans with high mortality risk - Kutney-Lee A, Khazanov GK, Carpenter JG, Griffin H, Kinder D, Shreve ST, Smith D, Thorpe JM, Ersek M.
CONTEXT: Palliative care consultations (PCCs) are associated with reduced physical and psychological symptoms that are related to suicide risk. Little is known, however, about the association between PCCs and death from suicide among patients at high risk ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Journal Highlights From the May Issue of JAMDA
Although “timely and proactive palliative care can improve quality of life,” identifying patients in the palliative phase remains a challenge, as shown by two studies in the Netherlands. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 28, 2022 Category: Health Management Tags: Journal Highlights Source Type: news

Pediatric Palliative Care: Easing Your Child's Suffering
Bringing normalcy to families' lives is a goal of pediatric palliative care, also known as pediatric advanced care (PAC). Many families, however, resist palliative care because they think it's limited to end-of-life care. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Free education credit: Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - April 20, 2022 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Rwanda: Terminally Ill Elderly Genocide Survivors Get Palliative Care Room
[New Times] Leocadie, in her nineties, was living alone and everyone in her community wondered how she was surviving. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Venn diagram of vulnerability: the convergence of pediatric palliative care and child maltreatment a narrative review, and a focus on communication - Rothschild CB, Chaiyachati BH, Finck KR, Atwood MA, Leuthner SR, Christian CW.
Child maltreatment and end-of-life care independently represent two of the most emotion-laden and uncomfortable aspects of pediatric patient care. Their overlap can be uniquely distressing. This review explores ethical and legal principles in such cases an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ILD Progression, Not Diagnosis, Triggers Palliative Care ILD Progression, Not Diagnosis, Triggers Palliative Care
Only two thirds of physicians reported using palliative care services for patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

South Africa: Study Finds Advanced Cancer Patients At High Risk of Pain, Depression
[UCT] Researchers from the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Division of Interdisciplinary Palliative Care and Medicine and the Division of Radiation Oncology, in collaboration with colleagues in private practice and at King's College London, have found a high physical and psychological symptom burden and distress among patients with advanced cancer, with associated risk for depression. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Palliative Care in Assisted Living
Mrs. M is a 92-year-old woman residing in an assisted living community. Her medical history includes hypertension, gout, hyperlipidemia, atrial fibrillation, hypothyroidism, and melanoma with invasion into the parotid gland; she has had removal of a lesion and a parotidectomy with nerve involvement impacting the 7th cranial nerve. Her medications include oral levothyroxine, 100 μg daily; oral vitamin D, 1,000 units daily; oral probenecid 500/colchicine, 0.5 mg daily; oral lisinopril, 5 mg daily; oral furosemide, 20 mg daily; oral duloxetine, 60 mg for depression; oral carvedilol, 6.25 mg twice a day; oral aspirin, 81 mg d...
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 29, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick, Paige Hector Tags: Interdisciplinary Team Case Studies Source Type: news

Dying patients living longer than expected lose NHS funds
More than 1,300 people a year are having their palliative care funding withdrawn, BBC analysis shows. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Palliative Care Crucial After Severe Stroke, But Many Patients Miss Out
Title: Palliative Care Crucial After Severe Stroke, But Many Patients Miss OutCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/16/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/16/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 16, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New Guidance on Palliative Care for Neurologic Disorders New Guidance on Palliative Care for Neurologic Disorders
An updated position paper stresses advance care planning and communication skills among its ethical guidance when treating"life-altering" neurologic illnesses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 10, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news