End of life care, RCGP (updated 11th January 2021)
This resource provides guidance on dealing with palliative and end of life care, and supporting carers throughout the pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perception of palliative care in South Asian populations
(McMaster University) The results showed that seventy per cent of participants in the study had a lack of understanding of palliative care and forty-four per cent thought that palliative care went against their values and beliefs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

End of life care, RCGP (updated 6th January 2021)
This resource provides guidance on dealing with palliative and end of life care, and supporting carers throughout the pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaths keep coming at one L.A. hospital as workers weep
Marwa Kilani, a palliative care physician at a Mission Hills hospital, has to take care of her own emotional well-being while also being a source of support for colleagues, patients and patients' families as the toll of COVID-19 worsens. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Francine Orr , Leila Miller Source Type: news

Key Hospice Priorities Included in Year-End Legislation
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) provides comments on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which passed both chambers of Congress on December 21, 2020. Highlights hospice related provisions, including the Rural Access to Hospice Act, Helping Our Senior Populations in Comfort Environments (HOSPICE) Act, and included sequestration relief. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 22, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Integrated Palliative and Oncology Care Improves QOL in Leukemia
Those receiving IPC were more likely to report discussing end - of - life preferences, were less likely to receive chemo at end of life (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nursing, Oncology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Integrated Palliative and Oncology Care Improves QOL in Leukemia
FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2020 -- For patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) receiving intensive chemotherapy, there are substantial improvements in quality of life (QOL) and psychological distress with integrated palliative and oncology care (IPC),... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Palliative care improves quality of life for patients with advanced blood cancer
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A first-of-its-kind intervention integrating palliative care early in the course of cancer therapy for patients with advanced acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a highly aggressive cancer of the blood and bone marrow, resulted in substantial improvements in patients' quality of life, mood and end-of-life care, a team of investigators has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Major concerns over quality of care for those dying at home
A lack of face-to-face appointments during the coronavirus pandemic has significantly worsened the palliative care being provided to people at the end of their life, according to a survey of specialists. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Year of the Nurse / Global Impact
This article provides a theoretical clarification of the concept "social cohesion" as it relates to health behaviors and outcomes, uncovering the critical attributes, antecedents, and consequences of social cohesion and reflecting on its future in health literature.     Read more   View More Research ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - December 11, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Some doctors, therapists get Health Canada permission to use magic mushrooms
Four months after it allowed a handful of palliative care patients to use psilocybin as a way to relieve end-of-life suffering, Health Canada has cleared the way for more than a dozen health professionals to use the psychedelic drug themselves to help develop therapies for future use. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Cost information increases utility of decision aids for shared decision making
(FAIR Health) Cost information, when paired with information about clinical treatment options, greatly enhances the value of shared decision making, reported a FAIR Health brief released today. This was among the lessons learned from a FAIR Health initiative presenting patient decision aids for shared decision making in palliative care scenarios, as described in the brief Cost Information Enhances Shared Decision Making: Lessons from FAIR Health's Shared Decision-Making Initiative. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Executive Voice: 10 Questions with CEO Polly Dunford
This article originally appeared in the Triangle Business Journal on December 3, 2020. You can read ithere. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - December 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 Health Workers Source Type: news

Covid blood test can predict patient survival chances
Protein analysis provides digital picture of immune response and mortality risk, say scientistsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA blood test has been developed that can predict whether Covid patients will need intensive care – or are even likely to survive – shortly after they develop symptoms.If validated in real-life hospital settings, the test could enable doctors to direct life-saving treatment to the most needy patients sooner, boosting their chances of survival. It could also bolster doctors ’ confidence in the face of difficult decisions, such as whether to offer pa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news

US state government crisis standards of care guidelines
(JAMA Network) State crisis standards of care (CSC) guidelines in the U.S. allocate scarce health care resources among patients, and this study examined the implications of these guidelines for patients with cancer, including allocation methods, cancer-related categorical exclusions and deprioritizations, and provisions for blood products and palliative care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Patient Research Expanding in United Kingdom
The University of Sheffield has launched the Mesothelioma UK Research Centre-Sheffield, the country’s first experience-based program designed to improve the treatment and care of patients diagnosed with this aggressive, asbestos-related cancer. Based in South Yorkshire, England, the University of Sheffield hopes to become an international pioneer in patient-led mesothelioma research. “The program will build on our legacy of research from a number of years,’’ Dr. Clare Gardiner, of the University of Sheffield Health Sciences School and program co-director, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.co...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Exceptional challenges of bereavement during the pandemic highlighted in interim findings
Interim findings of a survey of people bereaved in the UK since March, led by researchers from the univerities of Bristol and Cardiff and the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Centre, show the difficulties and distress experienced by those who have lost a loved one, both prior to the death and in their grief. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Health, Research; Press Release Source Type: news

Framework to improve training for children's palliative care professionals launches in UK
(University of Birmingham) A new educational framework and toolkit will be launched in the UK and Ireland this week. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How can patients with COVID-19 and their family or unpaid carers be enabled and supported to manage palliative care treatment safely and effectively at home?, CEBM
Healthcare systems have had to adapt rapidly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, some family and unpaid carers may take on additional responsibilities in providing palliative care treatment for patients who have opted to die at home. However, carers may feel unsure about their role in providing end-of-life care and where to turn for support and treatment for their relative. We found no empirical research that has been conducted during the current COVID-19 pandemic to inform how to support carers of people receiving palliative care at home or to clarify whether this approach is safe for all involved. Resea...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GUEST COMMENT: National hospice month brings attention to benefits of supportive care
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, which is the perfect time to draw attention to the benefits of supportive care for people navigating of serious, chronic or terminal illness. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 23, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Phil Marshall Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is palliative care and who needs it?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 65 year-old-mother was diagnosed recently with Parkinson's disease. A friend mentioned that we should see a palliative care doctor to develop a care plan. I don't think my mother is dying anytime soon. Can you explain palliative care and why we might need a consultation? ANSWER: I am sorry to hear about your [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 22, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Children at the intersection of pediatric palliative care and child maltreatment: a vulnerable and understudied population - Cleveland RW, Ullrich C, Slingsby B, Keefer P.
CONTEXT: Concerns for child maltreatment can complicate the provision of pediatric palliative care (PPC). Little is known about the vulnerable population of children with life-threatening conditions involved with PPC and state Child Protective Services (CP... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Using Telehealth to Deliver Palliative Care to Cancer Patients Using Telehealth to Deliver Palliative Care to Cancer Patients
Traditional delivery of palliative care to outpatients with cancer is associated with many challenges, some of which can be eliminated with Telehealth.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - November 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Kenya: Nyeri to Train Over 2,500 Volunteers on Palliative Care
[Nation] Nyeri County is working on a programme to train some of its community health volunteers (CHVs) to assist patients in need of palliative care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care names Tracey Dobson CEO
After conducting a monthslong national search and vetting about 50 candidates, the Mountain Valley Hospice& Palliative Care found its new CEO inside the agency. The Mountain Valley board of directors announced on Monday that it is removing the interim tag from Tracey Dobson's title and making her the Mount Airy organization''s permanent chief executive. Dobson was named MVHPC's chief clinical operations officer in 2018 and recently stepped up to lead the agency as interim CEO. Before coming to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 11, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Daniel Finnegan Source Type: news

JHSON Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds: Palliative Care
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 5, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

SBRT Doubles Pain Response Over Usual RT in Spinal Metastases SBRT Doubles Pain Response Over Usual RT in Spinal Metastases
Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) given in only two fractions doubles the complete pain response compared with conventional palliative radiotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

VCUarts and Massey Cancer Center win Hamilton International Arts in Health Award
(Virginia Commonwealth University) VCUarts and VCU Massey Cancer Center recently won a first place Hamilton International Arts in Health award for a collaborative study in which palliative care patients engaged in life review therapy utilizing virtual avatars. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kaduna Acting Governor Denies Covid-19 Palliative Was Hoarded
[Vanguard] The Acting Governor of Kaduna State, Dr Hadiza Balarabe has clarified that the food items that were looted on Saturday were donations from Coalition Against Covid-19 (CACOVID). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kaduna Govt Orders Arrest of Looters of Covid-19 Palliative
[Premium Times] The Kaduna State Government says it will trace, arrest and prosecute those who looted COVID-19 items in Kaduna on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Special Collection: evidence relevant to clinical rehabilitation
Cochrane has released a new Special Collection  Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to clinical rehabilitation. This Special Collection is one of a  series of collections on COVID-19, and will be regularly updated.Rehabilitation has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an essential health strategy, alongside promotion, prevention, treatment, and palliative care. Rehabilitation focuses on the overall functioning of the whole person, including comorbidities. Consequently, rehabilitation of individuals who have experienced COVID-19 must consider not only the consequences of the d...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Palliative care needed across China for everyone who needs it -- study
(University of Birmingham) Palliative care should extend across China and pay more attention to managing non-malignant disease -- integrated within the country's healthcare system and available to everyone who needs it, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

End of life care, RCGP (updated 14th October 2020)
This resource provides guidance on dealing with palliative and end of life care, and supporting carers throughout the pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

JHSON Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds – Mindfulness & Resilience
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - October 14, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

What are Potential Complications of Ichthyosis?
Discussion Ichthyosis is a large group of dermatological disorders which are caused by abnormal epidermal differentiation. The term ichthys means fish and refers to the scale-like dermatological pattern seen in these disorders. Acquired ichthyosis is rare but more common in adults than children and has a rough, dry skin with prominent scaling, distributed symmetrically on the trunk and limbs (especially extensor surfaces), and is associated with autoimmune, infectious diseases, metabolic and malignant causes. Congenital or inherited ichthyosis is divided into non-syndromic (more common) and syndromic forms (generally ver...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 12, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Proposed Changes to Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation : Canadian Government
Medical Assistance In Dying (MAID) is a complex and deeply personal issue. Article outlines reintroduced proposed changes to Canada's Criminal Code provisions on MAID (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - October 7, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: End-of-Life - Palliative Care Source Type: news

New Executive Order May Put Palliative Care For Newborns At Risk
Progress in specialty care of extremely premature newborns, many of these babies weighing less than 2 pounds, has led to substantial improvements in short term an long term outcomes in their lives. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Decision Maker Content decisionmaker Source Type: news

Featured Review: Hospital-based specialist palliative care for adults with a terminal illness
How effective is hospital-based specialist palliative care for adults with a terminal illness and their unpaid caregivers, and is it cost-effective?Why is this question important? Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life of people who have a terminal illness (a disease that cannot be cured and is likely to lead to death). It seeks to help patients, their unpaid caregivers and families manage symptoms that cause distress (for example, pain) and to meet patients’ and unpaid caregivers’ needs for psychological, social and spiritual support. Palliative care is known as an ‘holistic’ appr...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Hospital-based specialist palliative care may slightly improve patient experience and increase their chances of dying in their preferred place (measured by home death)
(King's College London) A Cochrane Review into the effectiveness of hospital-based specialist palliative care has found evidence that when compared to usual care, it may slightly improve patient satisfaction and depression, and increase the chances of patients dying in their preferred place (measured by home death). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Communicating Palliative Care Adoption in a Pediatric ICU Communicating Palliative Care Adoption in a Pediatric ICU
The decision-making process for pediatric palliative care can be difficult, and effective communication between team members and with families is crucial.Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Nigeria: CA-Covid Gives 107,546 Food Palliative Packs to Lagos
[Daily Trust] Lagos -- The Lagos State Government has received and has commenced distribution of 107,546 food palliative packs from the Coalition Against COVID (CA-COVID) for the vulnerable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

More research is needed to understand how to provide optimal palliative dementia care to people living at home
Dementia is a leading cause of death,1 and keeping people with dementia at home for longer is a key governmental goal. There is growing recognition that dementia is a terminal illness and a palliative care approach may be appropriate. The EAPC provides a comprehensive definition of palliative dementia care and a framework for outcomes of good end-of-life care.2 Palliative dementia care should be continuous, proactive person-centred care with timely recognition of the dying phase while providing comfort, psychosocial and spiritual support and avoiding unnecessary burdensome treatments. Despite this recommendation, people li...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Palliative, Hospice, and End-of-Life Care and OBRA Regulations
If you can ’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.—W. Edwards Deming (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - September 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Steven Levenson Tags: OBRA Regs Revisited Source Type: news

End of life care, RCGP (updated 21st September 2020)
This resource provides guidance on dealing with palliative and end of life care, and supporting carers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Systemic Disease Causes of Oral Ulcers?
Discussion Oral ulcers are common problems seen by dentists but pediatricians also see them. Usually families have are concerned because they are painful and acute. Ulcers are sometime noticed by the physician and not the family as in the case of herpangina or hand-foot and mouth disease. Chronic or recurrent ulcerations present less commonly and therefore it may be more difficult to determine their etiology. Many of the systemic disease causes of oral ulcers are overall infrequent and/or not common in the pediatric age range. Ulcers can be classified in several ways but acute ulcers are usually painful and last less tha...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 21, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized 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 of care (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Drill or Not to Drill: Management of Endodontic Emergencies and In-Process Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Conclusions: Palliative care for management of endodontic emergencies is a successful option when aerosol-generating procedures are restricted. This treatment approach maybe be considered in an effort to reduce risk of transmission of COVID-19 infection during subsequent shutdowns. Prolonged Ca(OH)2 medicament due to COVID-19 related delays in treatment completion appeared to have minimal effect on survival of teeth.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

In pandemic era, the term palliative care is even more scary for some. So specialists want to rename it.
People erroneously think that they are being sent to physicians who will help them die. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haider J. Warraich Source Type: news

Nigeria: Senators Deny Being Paid Covid-19 Palliative By NDDC, Demand Evidence
[Vanguard] Members of the National assembly have denied receiving COVID-19 palliative from Nigeria Delta Development Commission (NDDC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Palliative Care Explored for Long-Term Neurological Conditions
MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 -- For patients with long-term neurological conditions, a short-term integrated palliative care (SIPC) intervention does not alter palliative care outcomes or patient-reported outcomes compared with standard care, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news