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

Palliative and end of life care
Information and resources for health and social care professionals to improve the quality of services and reduce inequalities in care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 12, 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

Texas home care provider enters Philadelphia market with purchase of a Montgomery County company
Post-acute care provider AccentCare Inc. is making a major push into the Philadelphia market with its acquisition of a Montgomery County-based home care provider. Dallas-based AccentCare bought Southeastern Health Care at Home from Geneva Glenn Capital, a Chicago private equity firm. Financial terms of the deal involving privately-owned companies is being kept confidential. Founded by two registered nurses in 1987, Southeastern Health Care at Home is a pr ovider of home, palliative and hospice… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: John George 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

Clinical Trial Shows Benefits of Vinorelbine for Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma specialist Dr. Dean Fennell has strongly endorsed the use of vinorelbine as a second-line treatment for patients with relapsed disease. He was the lead investigator in a recent phase II clinical trial studying the efficacy of vinorelbine for patients whose pleural mesothelioma cancer had progressed after traditional platinum-based chemotherapy. Fennell, who is chair of thoracic and medical oncology at University of Leicester and University Hospitals in the United Kingdom, has based his belief on the multicenter trial involving 154 mesothelioma patients with relapsed disease. “Doctors should now ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 21, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino 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

Memorial Sloan Kettering Opening New Mesothelioma Clinical Trial
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City will begin recruiting soon for its latest clinical trial involving patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma and the expanded use of immunotherapy. The single-center, phase I study will explore the effectiveness of pembrolizumab in combination with intensity-modulated pleural radiation therapy, known as IMPRINT, in treating unresectable disease. Pembrolizumab, also known by the brand name Keytruda, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2020 for treatment of a small subset of mesothelioma patients. As a well-known immunotherapy drug, pemb...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Bardsley 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

Scientists Develop Artificial Intelligence for Mesothelioma Assessment
Scientists in Scotland have developed a prototype imaging system using artificial intelligence that has proven effective with malignant mesothelioma, potentially revolutionizing the way patients will be treated in the future. The pilot program could spark much-needed advances in diagnostics and therapeutics. “Mesothelioma is such a complex, incredibly difficult disease,” Dr. Kevin Blythe, professor of respiratory medicine at University of Glasgow and respiratory physician at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “This could be a very important step toward...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino 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

AGS names Dr. Faith Atai Clinician of the Year
(American Geriatrics Society) The American Geriatrics Society today named Faith Atai, MD, its 2021 Clinician of the Year. An Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), as well as Medical Director of the UT Physicians Center for Healthy Aging and the Bayland Geriatric Health Center, Dr. Atai will be honored at the AGS 2021 Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Minimally invasive treatment provides fast pain relief for cancer patients
(Society of Interventional Radiology) A minimally invasive treatment for patients whose cancer has spread to their bones provides quick and sustained pain relief and improves quality of life, according to a new study to be presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting. The palliative treatment known as radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is effective in providing relief in as little as three days, and the benefits last more than 12 months--a significant improvement over radiation treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 16, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology 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

Now we health workers know how empty Boris Johnson's 'clap for heroes' really was | Rachel Clarke
We ’ve had a traumatic year and lost patients and colleagues. But all he offers us is a derisory 1% pay offerRachel Clarke is a palliative care doctor and the author of Breathtaking: Inside the NHS in a Time of PandemicWhen the NHS saved his lifelast April, Boris Johnson could not have reacted more fulsomely on social media. “Our NHS is the beating heart of this country,” he waxed lyrical in a widely posted video. “It is the best of this country. It is unconquerable. It is powered by love.” The prime minister made a point of singling out two of his intensive care nurses by name, Luis Pitarma a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Clarke Tags: Nursing NHS Health Society Politics UK news Conservatives Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news Microbiology Source Type: news

South Africa: Dying Man Cross-Examined in Euthanasia Case
[GroundUp] A "crusader" for euthanasia who has been influenced by his palliative care doctor and co-litigator in a legal bid to legalise euthanisa in South Africa, is how Advocate Vas Soni, representing the ministers of Health and of Justice and the National Director of Public Prosecutions, who are all opposing the bid, characterised Diethelm Harck and Dr Suzanne Walterby. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

When should patients with dementia receive palliative care?
(Wiley) Patients with dementia may benefit from being referred to specialist palliative care--a branch of medicine that focuses on optimizing quality of life and providing relief from symptoms--but who should be referred, and when? A recent analysis of published studies on the topic found a lack of consensus regarding referral criteria for palliative care in patients with dementia. The results are published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Commentary on Nalls to Editor ’s Note: Palliative Wound Care for PALTC
(Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Palliative Wound Care for PALTC
It is well-known that many residents in the post-acute and long-term care setting have contracted, suffered from, and succumbed to COVID-19. Lesser known is that many PALTC wound experts expect the rates of pressure injuries to increase due to the virus ’s impact on oxygen perfusion and the vascular system. These experts are encouraging PALTC clinicians to have candid conversations with patients and their responsible parties about the concept of maintenance and/or palliative wound care (Wound Manag Prev 2020;66:5–7). (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - February 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Victoria Nalls Source Type: news

Geriatric Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship: 2021-2022
The University of Minnesota/HealthPartners offers an exceptional opportunity for a multi-disciplinary Geriatric Orthopaedic Trauma fellowship. This fellowship is a twelve month unique training experience in the operative and clinical management of geriatric orthopaedic trauma patients. The fellowship will emphasize multidisciplinary aspects of geriatric orthopaedic patient care including operative and nonoperative trauma care, peri-prosthetic fracture reconstruction, bone health, and palliative care considerations. This will prepare you to build and efficiently run a geriatric fracture center. This fellowship is certified ...
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - February 18, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Fellowship News Source Type: news

UCSF doctor and subject of a Netflix documentary launches palliative care startup to support caregivers and patients
Coronavirus has made nearly all of us reflect on life and death, and for those who are questioning whether their lives have any purpose or meaning, there's now a startup they can contact for support. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

UCSF doctor and subject of a Netflix documentary launches palliative care startup to support caregivers and patients
Coronavirus has made nearly all of us reflect on life and death, and for those who are questioning whether their lives have any purpose or meaning, there's now a startup they can contact for support. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news