Uganda: Palliative Care Should Be Included in National Health Insurance Scheme - PCAU
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Palliative Care Association of Uganda -PCAU, has asked parliament to consider incorporating a provision on palliative care services in the proposed National Health Insurance Bill, 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An EAPC white paper on multi-disciplinary education for spiritual care in palliative care
The EAPC White Paper addresses the issue of spiritual care education for all palliative care professionals. It is to guide health care professionals involved in teaching or training of palliative care and spiritual care; stakeholders, leaders and decision makers responsible for training and education; as well as national and local curricula development groups. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many people in Scotland now benefit from anticipatory care before they die: an after death analysis and interviews with general practitioners
Key Information Summaries (KIS) were introduced throughout Scotland in 2013 so that anticipatory care plans written by general practitioners (GPs) could be routinely shared electronically and updated in real time, between GPs and providers of unscheduled and secondary care. We aimed to describe the current reach of anticipatory and palliative care, and to explore GPs'views on using KIS. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No link between poverty, choosing medically assisted death, study suggests
A new study led by researchers in Ottawa has found medically assisted dying is not being driven by factors such as poverty, isolation or lack of access to proper palliative care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

MAiD is not driven by socioeconomic vulnerability or poor access to palliative care
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) A new study of people who received medical assistance in dying (MAiD) in Ontario found that about three-quarters were cared for by palliative care practitioners at the time of their request for MAiD, and MAiD recipients were younger, wealthier and more likely to be married than the general population at time of death. These findings dispel concerns that MAiD requests are driven by lack of access to palliative care services or by socioeconomic vulnerabilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Palliative care could benefit people with Parkinson ’s
Patients and caregivers both had better outcomes when palliative care was integrated into their care Related items fromOnMedica Fund specialist dementia training to improve care and save money Emergency admissions at end of life set to sky rocket One in two women and one in three men will develop neurological disease Poor people have worse end-of-life care Cannabinoids not recommended to treat cancer-related pain (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 11, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Outpatient Palliative Care Improves Parkinson Outcomes
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- Compared with standard care alone, outpatient palliative care is associated with benefits among patients with Parkinson disease and related disorders, according to a study published online Feb. 10 in JAMA Neurology. Benzi M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Triad hospice merger culminates in rebranding
After completing the merger that saw two Triad hospices come together toward the end of 2019, the surviving end-of-life care nonprofit has rebranded.   Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell in Burlington and Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Greensboro are now under the same umbrella, branded as AuthoraCare Collective, or simply AuthoraCare. Kristen Yntema, president and CEO of AuthoraCare, led the Greensboro hospice prior to the combination.  She is now at the helm of the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Year of the Nurse / Global Impact
This study establishes baseline sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of hospitalized patients in Nepal who were experiencing heart failure.     Read more   Maternal Health ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 6, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Palliative Medicine Reports launching spring 2020
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Palliative Medicine Reports, a new peer-reviewed open access companion to the highly regarded Journal of Palliative Medicine, will launch from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers in Spring 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

' Impressed With Impact' of Ketamine in Cancer Palliative Care'Impressed With Impact' of Ketamine in Cancer Palliative Care
Results from a small number of patients have persuaded a Canadian psychiatrist that ketamine may be useful for severe depression in terminally ill cancer patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Traditional Healers Cited As Big Spoilers
[Daily News] HEALTH practitioners in the country have accused traditional medicine men and women of depriving patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses quality palliative care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Overcoming Territoriality in Palliative Cancer Care Overcoming Territoriality in Palliative Cancer Care
Dr Jack West says it is time to embrace a team approach when it comes to initiating discussions about end-of-life care with patients with advanced cancer.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Improving Goal-Concordant Care of Seriously Ill Patients Improving Goal-Concordant Care of Seriously Ill Patients
Learn about the interventions that may help improve goals-of-care communication between clinicians, patients, and families.Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Medicinal cannabis may not ease sleep problems in the long run
(BMJ) Medicinal cannabis might not ease sleep problems in people with chronic pain over the long term, because frequent users might build up tolerance to its sleep-inducing effects, suggests preliminary research published online in BMJ Supportive& Palliative Care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Jan 17 2019 This Week in Cardiology Jan 17 2019 This Week in Cardiology
EXCEL, amyloid cardiomyopathy, drug prices, palliative care in cardiology, and gender bias are the topics covered by Dr John Mandrola in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

How Palliative Care Remade End-of-Life Care at New York Hospitals
Title: How Palliative Care Remade End-of-Life Care at New York HospitalsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - January 17, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

How Palliative Care Remade End-of-Life Care at New York Hospitals
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- Providing palliative care in hospitals led to a 10% reduction in intensive care unit use by dying patients, a new study finds. Palliative care aims to provide relief from symptoms and stress of a serious... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study Uncovers Drug Combination for Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma
Researchers in Spain have discovered a drug combination showing potential in treating the most difficult-to-treat type of malignant mesothelioma. Selumetinib and AZD8186, already being studied separately in clinical trials for other cancers, displayed efficacy when used in combination on mesothelioma of the sarcomatoid cell type. Researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre made the discovery during their study using mice models and human tumor cells in the laboratory. “The findings, we hope, are relevant,” Dr. Paco Real, who led the study, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “We d...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 16, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Modest Inroads Made for Palliative Care in Acute MI Modest Inroads Made for Palliative Care in Acute MI
Although uptake remains low, multiple opportunities exist to bring palliative care expertise to these cardiology patients, one expert says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Pleural and Peritoneal Mesothelioma Combination Can Be Managed
A patient diagnosed with pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma today can survive well beyond expectations, provided personalized treatment can be found at a specialty center. Research from the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City has shown that despite the poor prognosis typically accompanies this rare diagnosis, patients still can thrive. “This is an understudied, and poorly understood, group of patients that often is just written off,” surgical oncologist Dr. Michael Kluger at Columbia told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “But we’ve shown a meaningful survival.” Kluger,...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 9, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Fears of a Windrush scandal in the NHS for EU citizens
Doctors of the World is extremely concerned about the impact that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill will have on the health of vulnerable EU citizens and public health as a whole. MPs are currently debating the Bill in Parliament. If passed, it will entrench the EU Settlement Application route into UK law. EU nationals and their families will become subjected to the Hostile Environment. This could create a new, larger, Windrush scandal. And the most vulnerable will be facing the higher risks, such as elderly people and people experiencing homelessness. EU nationals who have not been able to apply for pre-settled or settle...
Source: Doctors of the World News - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Palliative Care Consult Tied to Better End-of-Life Care, QoL After High-Risk Surgery Palliative Care Consult Tied to Better End-of-Life Care, QoL After High-Risk Surgery
A palliative care consultation was associated with better end-of-life care and experiences for families of patients who died after high-risk surgery, a retrospective analysis suggests. However, such a consult is not widely implemented.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

The impact of gun violence on those already dying: perspectives from a palliative care physician - Vente TM.
The consult was for a 19-year-old man with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who was in the ICU with respiratory distress and weight loss. Given his degenerative disease, establishing care with the palliative care team made perfect sense. It was, by all mean... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The War on Shock: Is Industry Leading the Charge? The War on Shock: Is Industry Leading the Charge?
Protocols for patients in cardiogenic shock encourage use of mechanical circulatory support and play down palliative care, despite limited supporting data, writes interventional cardiologist Jaya Mallidi.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

How VR is letting palliative patients 'complete their bucket list'
A pair of virtual reality headsets at a hospice in Cornwall, Ont., is offering palliative care patients hope and a small escape from reality. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Community Members Train Doctors on Palliative Care
Researchers and community members worked with doctors in South Carolina to create culturally competent palliative care protocols for white and African American communities in the rural South. The training emphasized the differences in cultural values and included visits to historical and culturally relevant sites. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 26, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Palliative Care Services Lagging Worldwide
TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 -- Greater palliative care development and implementation is needed worldwide, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. David Clark, Ph.D., from University of Glasgow in Scotland,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SPONSORED: Becoming Aware of The Power of Palliative Care
Palliative care exists primarily to help ease suffering during serious illness. It prevents or treats symptoms of an illness as well as the side effects stemming from medication or other forms of treatment. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 18, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Roche concludes acquisition of Spark Therapeutics, Inc. to strengthen presence in gene therapy
Spark will continue its operations in Philadelphia as an independent company within the Roche Group             Basel, 17 December 2019 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced the completion of the acquisition following the receipt of regulatory approval from all government authorities required by the merger agreement. Commenting on this important step forward, Severin Schwan, CEO of Roche, said, “We are excited about this important milestone because we believe that together...
Source: Roche Media News - December 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche concludes acquisition of Spark Therapeutics, Inc. to strengthen presence in gene therapy
Spark will continue its operations in Philadelphia as an independent company within the Roche Group             Basel, 17 December 2019 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced the completion of the acquisition following the receipt of regulatory approval from all government authorities required by the merger agreement. Commenting on this important step forward, Severin Schwan, CEO of Roche, said, “We are excited about this important milestone because we believe that together...
Source: Roche Investor Update - December 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche purchases shares in tender offer for Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Basel, 17 December 2019 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that Roche’s wholly owned subsidiary 022019 Merger Subsidiary, Inc. has accepted for payment all shares validly tendered and not validly withdrawn pursuant to its tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Spark, at a price of USD 114.50 per share in ca sh.  The tender offer expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on 16 December 2019 and was not extended. Roche has been advised by Citibank, N.A., the depositary for the tender offer, that a total of appr...
Source: Roche Media News - December 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Palliative Care Reaching More Inpatients With Serious Illness
From 2013 to 2017, more patients discharged alive, consistent with palliative care earlier in illness (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Palliative Care Reaching More Inpatients With Serious Illness
MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 -- Inpatient palliative care teams are reaching a broader mix of patients earlier in the course of their illness, according to a study published online Dec. 6 in JAMA Network Open. Laura A. Schoenherr, M.D., from the University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce unconditional clearance by UK Competition and Markets Authority
Basel, 16 December 2019 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that the UK Competition and Markets Authority has unconditionally cleared Roche’s pending acquisition of Spark pursuant to its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of Spark for USD 114.50 per Sha re, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest and subject to any withholding taxes required by applicable law and upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchas...
Source: Roche Media News - December 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. announce unconditional clearance by UK Competition and Markets Authority
             Basel, 16 December 2019 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) ( “Spark”) today announced that the UK Competition and Markets Authority has unconditionally cleared Roche’s pending acquisition of Spark pursuant to its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock (the “Shares”) of Spark for USD 114.50 per Sha re, net to the seller thereof in cash, without interest and subject to any withholding taxes required by applicable law and upon the terms and subjec...
Source: Roche Investor Update - December 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Non-Cancer Palliative Care Use Growing Non-Cancer Palliative Care Use Growing
Inpatient palliative care teams in the U.S. are caring for more patients with diagnoses other than cancer, starting care earlier in the disease course, and sending more patients home, a study reveals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Machine learning can help us understand conversations about death
(University of Vermont) Researchers at the University of Vermont's Vermont Conversation Lab have used machine learning and natural language processing to better understand what end-of-life conversations look like. Borrowing techniques used to study fiction, where machine learning algorithms analyze manuscripts to identify story types, the researchers identified several common elements in these conversations. That knowledge could eventually help healthcare practitioners understand what makes a 'good' conversation about palliative care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Does Gaucher Disease Present?
Discussion Gaucher disease (GD) was first described by Philippe Gaucher in 1882. It was the first lysosomal storage disease (LSD) described and is the comparison prototype for many variations and their treatment. There are about 50 LSD and more well-known ones include Fabry, Niemann-Pick and Pompe diseases. LSDs currently have more than 300 different enzymes or membrane proteins affected which cause central nervous system and visceral disease. Overall the frequency of LSDs in aggregate is 1:3000 – 7000 live births. GD has an estimated prevalence of 1:57,000 – 111,000. It is higher within the Ashkenazi Jewish po...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 9, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Palliative Care in End-Stage Renal Disease Palliative Care in End-Stage Renal Disease
In this case, a social worker must respond to a patient who expresses that she would like to discontinue dialysis and knows that doing so means she will die soon.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Case Challenge Source Type: news

palliative care
Palliative Care (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

End of life care for adults: service delivery (NG142)
This guideline describes the provision of end of life care services for adults approaching the end of their life with any condition and disease. It advises on service models for care in acute settings by disease-specific specialists and their supportive services, and in community settings by primary care or specialists in palliative care (for example, in hospices). It is intended to be used alongside the NICE guidelines on Care of dying adults in the last days of life. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Affairs Releases Issue on Rural Health
The December 2019 issue of Health Affairs features articles focusing on different aspects of rural health, including topics like substance abuse, palliative care, access to care, workforce, mortality disparities, and more. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 3, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: To Help Fight Against Cancer, Seychelles' Second Island 'Braves the Shave'
[Seychelles News Agency] The Cancer Concern Association on Praslin, Seychelles' second-largest island, organised a fund-raising activity to finance a hospice for individuals needing palliative care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pediatric Palliative Care: Where Are We Now? Pediatric Palliative Care: Where Are We Now?
What is the current state of knowledge regarding pediatric palliative care? How has it evolved in recent years?Pediatric Nursing (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 29, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Work pressures facing nurses in Scotland ‘enormous’, finds RCN survey
60% of respondents agree they are under too much pressure at work Related items fromOnMedica Home Office woes NHS Learning Disability nurse numbers plummet Staffing and accountability key parts of NHS shake-up NHS black and minority ethnic staff bullied more than white staff Poor palliative care workforce data could prompt key shortages in next few years (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Researchers Work to Expand Palliative Care Among Native Americans
Highlights a research project that is focusing on improving Native Americans' access to palliative care. Hospice utilization is very low among tribal communities and the project aims to develop programs that are culturally sensitive in order to address the specific needs of patients. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 26, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Strengthening the case for palliative care
The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery is the group at Mayo Clinic charged with driving practice transformation. Basically, this means to help Mayo Clinic improve the way health care is delivered, reaching patients where they are, with the right answers when they are needed. Center researchers work within [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 23, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mali: Palliative Care for Cancer Patients in Bamako
[MSF] When forty-year-old Hawa first fell ill, she traveled more than 600 miles from her home in Timbuktu in northern Mali to the capital city of Bamako in the south for care. For years she sought a diagnosis, traveling to countless medical appointments even as conflict erupted in her home city in 2012. At the time, access to health care was precarious due to a lack of resources and infrastructure, and was further complicated as people--including many health workers--fled to seek refuge in other cities and neigh (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news