Norton Chosen to Lead SON Research Mission
Sally Norton, a nationally recognized expert in palliative care research, has been named the new associate dean for research at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Ndi Euphrasia Ebai-Atuh
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Role of Oncology Nurses in Primary Palliative Care Growing
Oncology advanced practice registered nurses can play a critical role in providing primary palliative care to patients with cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Triggering Palliative Care in Late-Stage Dementia Triggering Palliative Care in Late-Stage Dementia
A pilot randomized trial demonstrates a way to provide access to palliative care for patients with late-stage dementia.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Viewpoint Source Type: news

Dying father wrongly told he had been put on the waiting list for a heart transplant
Paddy Brolly suffered a heart attack last September and was allegedly told he had been placed on the list then. He is now receiving palliative care at his daughter's home in North Ayrshire. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Launches Mental Health Strategy
[WHO] The Ministry of health and Child Care (MOHCC) launched a Mental Health strategy to cover the period 2019- 2023. This comes at a time when the Ministry of Health and Child Care is moving with the global thrust to promote early identification, treatment, rehabilitative and palliative services in non-communicable diseases (NCDs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Considerations in Treating Infections at the End of Life Considerations in Treating Infections at the End of Life
The decision of whether to treat infections at the end of life can present ethical and clinical concerns. How should clinicians proceed in these situations?Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer patients could live for FIVE TIMES as long with new treatment
Doctors and researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota found giving terminal patients chemo, radiotherapy and surgery in that order – instead of palliative care – could add years onto their lives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parenteral-Opioid Shortage Linked to Worse Pain Control in Palliative-Care Patients Parenteral-Opioid Shortage Linked to Worse Pain Control in Palliative-Care Patients
Patterns of opioid prescribing in palliative care changed significantly after the parenteral-opioid shortage was announced, and patients were less likely to achieve clinically improved pain, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Survival Improves for Peritoneal Mesothelioma Patients in Finland
Survival time improved significantly for peritoneal mesothelioma patients in Finland who underwent a combination of surgery and chemotherapy, according to a recently released study. The five-year survival rate was 66 percent. The median survival was 62 months. According to a smaller, previous study in Finland, the median survival without treatment was just four months after diagnosis. “Despite these advances in treatment…the majority of patients with malignant peritoneal mesothelioma receive only palliative care of systemic chemotherapy, leaving many eligible patients without the benefit of this more invasive...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 1, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Cannabis Products Used Differ for Cancer, Noncancer Patients
MONDAY, April 1, 2019 -- The forms of medical cannabis used vary for patients with and without cancer, according to a study published online March 25 in the Journal of Palliative Medicine. Arum Kim, M.D., from the New York University School of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Minority Business Leader Awards: Monica Escalante
For Monica Escalante, a chance encounter at work turned into a volunteer opportunity that morphed into a new career path. While working in marketing for a Silver Spring company, Escalante was assigned a campaign for the Hospice and Palliative Care Network of Maryland. “As part of that campaign, I was trying to understand what hospice was about,” Escalante says. “I really became fascinated with end of life ca re.” To Escalante, the idea of a team of clinicians going into homes to provide… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emily Van Zandt Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Standing Against Violence and No. 1 Ranking
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - March 28, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Palliative Care Should Start at Diagnosis for HSCT Patients Palliative Care Should Start at Diagnosis for HSCT Patients
For patients undergoing stem cell transplants for cancer, palliative care should be introduced at diagnosis to provide care focused on the person, argues an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Quality of palliative pain relief better with specialist nurses
Patients at home who are approaching the end-of-life experience substantially better pain relief if they receive specialist palliative care from a nurse, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

A comparison of scoring systems for predicting short- and long-term survival after trauma in older adults - Meagher AD, Lin A, Mandell SP, Bulger E, Newgard C.
OBJECTIVES: Early identification of geriatric patients at high risk for mortality is important to guide clinical care, medical decision-making, palliative discussions, quality assurance, and research. We sought to identify injured older adults at highest r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

UCI engineers aim to pioneer tissue-engineering approach to TMJ disorders
(University of California - Irvine) Here's something to chew on: One in four people are impacted by defects of the temporomandibular - or jaw - joint. Despite the pervasiveness of this affliction, treatments are lacking, and many sufferers resort to palliative measures to cope with the pain and debilitation it causes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 20, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Deal puts WellSky's EHR tech in Florida-based health system
A Florida-based health care provider with at least 26 facilities will adopt WellSky's electronic health record technology suite supporting hospice, palliative care and home health. The fast-growing Lenexa company will partner with Chapters Health System to implement Consolo Hospice and Palliative Care software, as well as WellSky Home Health software. Through the partnership, Chapters Health and its affiliates will enhance the continuum of post-acute patent care services in eight Florida counties.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

South Africa: Children Are Dying in Pain Because They Cannot Get the Medicines They Need
[GroundUp] Government has not implemented its palliative care plan (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hospice merger looms in Triad
Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell and Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro serve a combined 3,000 patients annually. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Fluorouracil Plus Calcipotriene May Help Refractory Extramammary Paget Disease Fluorouracil Plus Calcipotriene May Help Refractory Extramammary Paget Disease
In patients who fail other therapies for extramammary Paget disease (EMPD), palliative therapy with topical fluorouracil and calcipotriene may be an option, a small case series suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

' That Good Night' Perfectly Explains How Palliative Care Differs From Hospice
Many people do not understand the difference between palliative care and hospice. " That Good Night " provides an eloquent explanation in the hope we will live more fully. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Framework for provision of pain services for adults across the UK with cancer or life limiting disease
The guidance aims to improve pain services for adults across the UK with cancer or life-limiting disease with closer integration of pain management, oncology and palliative care services. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospice names president for Centerville chronic care facility
Ohio's Hospice has named a president for its forthcoming Pure Healthcare center in Centerville. Anthony Evans will lead the new medical center when it opens this summer, said Craig Schrolucke, senior director of mission engagement at Ohio's Hospice. Evans also will serve as executive vice president of Ohio’s Hospice "where he will lead new population health initiatives and facilitate pay or relationships for hospice, home health and palliative care services," according to a release. The approximately… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hannah Poturalski Source Type: news

Leg Amputation in ESRD Patients Should Prompt Palliative Care Discussion
Lower - extremity amputation signals poor prognosis with end - stage renal disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

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

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Ibrahem Hanafi
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson 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

40 Under 40 2019: Patrick White develops innovative projects at BJC Home Care, Washington University
As the chief medical officer for BJC Home Care and chief of the division of Palliative Medicine at Washington University, I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from 650 of the hardest working and most compassionate nurses, therapist, doctors, and staff in the country. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

Podcast: Cannabis products for adults with chronic neuropathic pain
The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group is producing a series of reviews on drugs for the treatment of people with neuropathic pain. One of these, published in March 2018, examines the effects of cannabis-based medicines and we asked one of the authors, Martin M ücke from the University Hospital of Bonn in Germany, to outline the findings in this podcast.Neuropathic pain comes from damaged nerves and several products based on the cannabis plant have been suggested as possible treatments. These include inhaled herbal cannabis, and various sprays or tablets that contain ingredients either obtained direct...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson 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

Nurse Comfort With Palliative and End-of-Life Communication Nurse Comfort With Palliative and End-of-Life Communication
In what ways does communication in palliative and end-of-life care differ between nurses working in rural and urban settings?Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article 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

Mesothelioma Symposium Brings Specialists and Survivors Together
Some of the nation’s top mesothelioma specialists are scheduled to share their expertise at the 2019 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. The event, organized by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, will be held March 24-27 in Bethesda, Maryland. The three-day symposium consists of two days of conference sessions and an advocacy day March 27. Mesothelioma patients, caregivers, family members and the bereaved community are invited to attend and learn about the latest treatment options for this rare cancer. “The symposium is a unique event for mesothelioma patients, their families and careg...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 9, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King 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

QoL Deterioration in IPF Patients in the Last Years of Life QoL Deterioration in IPF Patients in the Last Years of Life
A new study finds that IPF patients may experience significantly reduced quality of life in the two years before death, highlighting the need for palliative and end-of-life care for these patients.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news