Palliative care as an essential component of the HIV care continuum
This review summarises the epidemiology of HIV in relation to mortality, and the symptoms and concerns of people with AIDS and those living with HIV who have either related or unrelated advanced comorbidities. The principles and practice of palliative care are described, and the evidence for its effectiveness and cost-effectiveness is appraised. The review concludes with evidence-based recommendations to improve the delivery of, and access to, high-quality HIV care until the end of life, reducing unnecessary suffering while optimising person-centred outcomes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Highland Hospital ’s Palliative Care Program Receives Joint Commission Advanced Recertification
Highland Hospital ’s Palliative Care Program has received Advanced Recertification from the Joint Commission, the nation’s main accrediting body in health care. This is the third recertification for the program. Highland first received Joint Commission Advanced Certification for palliative care in 2012 and recert ification in 2014, 2016, and 2018. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

CU Anschutz awarded $8 million for research cooperative on palliative, end-of-life care
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus received an $8 million, five year continuation grant from the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR), part of the National Institutes of Health, to refine and expand the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group (PCRC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospice Buffalo affiliate receives $1 million gift
A home-based palliative care program affiliate with Hospice Buffalo has received a $1 million gift from a local couple. The endowment gift to Essential Care for Children comes from Dave Rogers, a co-founder and CEO at Life Storage Inc. (NYSE:LSI), and his wife Joan Rogers, owner of Patchwork Garden, a quilt and fabric shop. The gift will be used to create an endowment fund within the Hospice Foundation of Western New York, in support of the Essential Care services for seriously ill children and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Live Longer or Better? Live Longer or Better?
The cancer clinical trial paradigm will be improved with the incorporation of palliative care.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Nursing Viewpoint Source Type: news

RPS Wales welcomes Assembly Group findings on access to palliative care
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Wales has welcomed recommendations of the National Assembly for Wales's Cross Party Group on Hospices and Palliative Care report into inequalities in access to (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dartmouth + Innovation + Cancer
Many discoveries now revolutionizing the prevention and treatment of cancer can be traced back to Dartmouth—including immunotherapies for solid tumors, the integration of palliative care with cancer care, and the identification of cancer risks from environmental toxins and behaviors. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - July 11, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Geisel Communications Tags: Donor Impact Insider News Research campaign cancer Home-feature Interaction Norris Cotton Cancer Center Source Type: news

Doubts persist over ‘ill-defined’ nursing associate role
Proposed standards don ’t provide enough guidance on what would be expected, says RCN Related items fromOnMedica Over half of junior doctors have taken time out Fall in would-be nurses expected for September, report shows Poor palliative care workforce data could prompt key shortages in next few years NHS black and minority ethnic staff bullied more than white staff Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Men Less Likely to Prefer Palliative Care Treatment at End of Life
A small study has found that men with cancer were less likely than women to prefer palliative care if informed that continued treatment would not be helpful. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Palliative sedation renders patients unconscious
Palliative sedation is when a patient who is terminally is given enough sedatives to render them unconscious. Although it is legal in all 50 states, it is controversial and some liken it euthanasia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Palliative sedation renders patients unconscious without getting approved for assisted dying  
Palliative sedation is when a patient who is terminally is given enough sedatives to render them unconscious. Although it is legal in all 50 states, it is controversial and some liken it euthanasia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“Fighting” Cancer May Detract Men from Palliative Care
Men with advanced cancer are 30 percent less likely than women to consider palliative care, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - July 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Use of Palliative Care, Oxygen Therapy Increasing for COPD
Increase in use of formal palliative care services, long - term oxygen, but proportions still remain low (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Use of Palliative Care, Oxygen Therapy Increasing for COPD
MONDAY, July 2, 2018 -- For patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the use of formal palliative care services and long-term oxygen therapy has increased but remains low, according to a study published online June 11 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Life on streets 'a killer': New hospice offers end-of-life care to the homeless
Toronto's new Journey Home Hospice for the homeless offers palliative care, support to people who have nowhere else to turn. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 6/30/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 6/30/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Edward Creagan, an?oncologist and palliative care specialist at Mayo Clinic, discusses the importance of preparing for end-of-life care.?Also on the podcast, Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, division chair of Preventive Cardiology at Mayo Clinic, explains the benefits of standing workstations.?And?Dr. Thomas Salinas, a prosthodontist at [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Study: Intrapleural Air Flow Can Enhance Mesothelioma CT Scans
Researchers in Australia believe they have discovered a simple way to enhance the accuracy of CT scanning for pleural abnormalities, potentially leading to better diagnostics for mesothelioma cancer. A research team from the University of Western Australia in Perth has shown the sensitivity of CT scans — used in the diagnostic process — can be improved by creating intrapleural air flow. The discovery stems from their six test cases of malignancies, including four patients with pleural mesothelioma. Chest Journal, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians, published the study in June. ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 29, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Palliative Care in the New Age of Oncology Therapies Palliative Care in the New Age of Oncology Therapies
With new treatments emerging, patients with a cancer diagnosis are more hopeful than ever, but they can still benefit from early palliative care.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Case Challenge Source Type: news

New EAN Guideline on Palliative Care in MS New EAN Guideline on Palliative Care in MS
A new palliative care guideline for patients with multiple sclerosis, many of whom suffer great pain, recommends a multidisciplinary approach and reflects new emphasis in neurology on palliative care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Personalized Lung Cancer Screening Tool Adds Asbestos Exposure
A University of Michigan and Veterans Affairs research team has developed a novel, personalized lung cancer screening tool that accounts for past asbestos exposure. Asbestos exposure is best known as the primary cause of mesothelioma, but it also significantly increases the chance of developing lung cancer. Adding asbestos to the lung-cancer screening tool also should help identify mesothelioma in its earliest stages, when it is most treatable. Mesothelioma is not usually diagnosed until it has progressed into stage 3 or stage 4, when treatment is more palliative than potentially curative. The tool is designed to better i...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 26, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Addressing Suicide Among Cancer Patients
The recent suicides of highly regarded fashion designer Kate Spade and television celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain remind us this mental health crisis can touch anyone. Cancer patients are no exception. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide rates between 1999 and 2016 have risen more than 30 percent in half of the country and by nearly 60 percent in some states. This trend is particularly worrisome for cancer patients because this group has a higher suicide risk than the general public. For mesothelioma patients and the people who care for them, one part of this picture deser...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 22, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Palliative Care Reduces Odds of Suicide in Lung Cancer Patients
FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 -- Patients with advanced lung cancer have increased incidence of suicide, which is reduced in association with receipt of palliative care, according to a study which was presented recently at the annual meeting of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Reducing Unplanned Acute Care for Patients With Cancer Reducing Unplanned Acute Care for Patients With Cancer
Early use of palliative care and identification of patients at risk are strategies that may reduce acute care in patients with cancer.Journal of Oncology Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

URMC Physician Earns National Palliative Care Award
Palliative care physician Erin Denney-Koelsch, M.D., who formed an interdisciplinary program to support expectant parents of babies not likely to survive, was honored with the 2018 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award, a national award for physicians who care for people at the end of life. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - June 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Dying patients do not get the best palliative care unless they have cancer
Patients with incurable diseases like dementia, liver failure, Parkinson's or strokes were unlikely to receive the same degree of care as those with cancer, according to a Leeds University study (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Referral delays mean some patients not getting timely hospice care
Adults with some incurable diseases are not receiving palliative care from hospices early enough during their illness because of the timing of referrals from other services according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 7, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Showing Compassion Toward Palliative Care Colleagues Showing Compassion Toward Palliative Care Colleagues
Clinicians doing the stressful work of caring for patients near the end of life are also worthy of compassion from colleagues.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Case Challenge Source Type: news

Don't Mistake'Palliative Care' for'Abandonment of Care'Don't Mistake'Palliative Care' for'Abandonment of Care '
Some patients who are at end of life may get confused about what palliative care is. An expert explains that it's not just stopping treatments, nor is it abandonment of care.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing Dean on Women-Centered Care
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - May 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Senior CA Patients Also Benefit From Palliative Radiotherapy
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 -- All patients with painful bone metastasis should be referred for palliative radiotherapy to relieve the pain, regardless of age, according to a study published online May 23 in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Dyspnea Assessment Tool to Improve Care at the End of Life A Dyspnea Assessment Tool to Improve Care at the End of Life
A new tool may aid in the assessment and management of dyspnea experienced by patients at the end of life.Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Oscar nominee and palliative care advocate Shoshana Ungerleider on what's new in death
Shoshana Ungerleider is a leading palliative care advocate as well as a practicing physician at California Pacific Medical Center. In her work as an activist and educator on end-of-life issues, she ’s been focused on creating a more human-centered approach to how we die. To this end, Ungerleider has started a philanthropic organization dedicated to education about end-of-life issues, launched an annual symposium on the end-of-life experience called End Well, and helped produce documentary f ilms… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Oscar nominee and palliative care advocate Shoshana Ungerleider on what's new in death
Shoshana Ungerleider is a leading palliative care advocate as well as a practicing physician at California Pacific Medical Center. In her work as an activist and educator on end-of-life issues, she ’s been focused on creating a more human-centered approach to how we die. To this end, Ungerleider has started a philanthropic organization dedicated to education about end-of-life issues, launched an annual symposium on the end-of-life experience called End Well, and helped produce documentary f ilms… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Will your life end well? An Oscar nominee and palliative care advocate on what's new in death
Shoshana Ungerleider is a leading palliative care advocate as well as a practicing physician at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. In her work as an activist and educator on end-of-life issues, she ’s been focused on creating a more human-centered approach to how we die. To this end, Ungerleider has started a philanthropic organization dedicated to education about end-of-life issues, launched an annual symposium on the end-of-life experience called End Well, and helped produce… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Will your life end well? An Oscar nominee and palliative care advocate on what's new in death
Shoshana Ungerleider is a leading palliative care advocate as well as a practicing physician at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. In her work as an activist and educator on end-of-life issues, she ’s been focused on creating a more human-centered approach to how we die. To this end, Ungerleider has started a philanthropic organization dedicated to education about end-of-life issues, launched an annual symposium on the end-of-life experience called End Well, and helped produce… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Bill Frist's health care company sold to Anthem
A Nashville-based company founded by a member of the city's first family of health care has new owners. Indianapolis-based health insurance giant Anthem Inc. announced Wednesday that it has bought Aspire Health. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Aspire, which was co-founded in 2013 by Brad Smith and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, provides palliative care services under contracts wit h more than 20 health plans. “Several studies have repeatedly demonstrated how advanced illness… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Bill Frist's health care company sold to Anthem
A Nashville-based company founded by a member of the city's first family of health care has new owners. Indianapolis-based health insurance giant Anthem Inc. announced Wednesday that it has bought Aspire Health. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Aspire, which was co-founded in 2013 by Brad Smith and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, provides palliative care services under contracts wit h more than 20 health plans. “Several studies have repeatedly demonstrated how advanced illness… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Palliative Care Training Helps Doctors Steer Cancer Patients Away From Major Surgery Palliative Care Training Helps Doctors Steer Cancer Patients Away From Major Surgery
Doctors who don't have palliative care training are more likely to recommend aggressive surgery for patients with life-limiting diseases, a study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Anthem To Buy Advanced Care Provider Aspire Health
Anthem said it will buy palliative care provider Aspire Health, joining rivals by getting further into the business of providing medical treatment outside the hospital in the community. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:CVS NYSE:HUM NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Palliative care training helps doctors steer cancer patients away from major surgery
(Reuters Health) - Doctors who don't have palliative care training are more likely to recommend aggressive surgery for patients with life-limiting diseases, a study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Palliative care may reduce suicide risk in veterans with advanced lung cancer
(American Thoracic Society) Palliative care appears to reduce the risk of suicide in veterans diagnosed with advanced stage lung cancer, according to new research presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study Reveals Emotional Needs of People Exposed to Asbestos
There is very little information available on the psychological care needs of people with malignant mesothelioma. Even less is known about people who have been exposed to asbestos but do not have mesothelioma. A newly published systematic research review sheds light on the distress people experience in these situations. In March 2018, the American Journal of Industrial Medicine published an article highlighting the need for additional studies. Researchers described what is known about asbestos-affected people and how and why they experience so much mental and emotional distress. Most Affected People Exposed Through Work Th...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 14, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Early Palliative Care Curbs Costs, Especially for Cancer Early Palliative Care Curbs Costs, Especially for Cancer
Palliative care that begins within 3 days of hospitalization can significantly reduce healthcare costs, especially among cancer patients and those with multiple comorbidities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Doctors need not pass patient data to Home Office in most cases
Confidential NHS data will only be shared in immigration cases when ‘serious crime’ is under investigation Related items fromOnMedica Guidance on when doctors should break patient confidentiality Confidentiality Qualms about data sharing hampering pharmacists ’ palliative care role Doctors and MPs slam data sharing rules Proposals to help NHS charge overseas patients ‘go much too far’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Many UK Medical Students Have Negative Attitudes Toward Palliative Care Many UK Medical Students Have Negative Attitudes Toward Palliative Care
A significant proportion of U.K. medical students expect palliative care to be less satisfying than other specialties, British researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Nursing home residents with advanced dementia have lower mortality rate with hip surgery
(Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research) Researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research and Brown University have conducted the first study to examine outcomes in nursing home residents with advanced dementia and hip fracture. They discovered that advanced dementia residents have a lower mortality rate after 6 months, if they undergo surgical repair. Those advanced dementia patients managed with surgery also reported less pain and fewer pressure ulcers than those whose proxies chose a palliative care approach in lieu of surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer workforce in England: A census of cancer, palliative and chemotherapy speciality nurses and support workers in England in 2017
Macmillan commissioned a census in order to better understand the specialist adult cancer nursing and support workforce in England. It provides a snapshot of the workforce on a single day: 9 October 2017. NHS Trusts submitted data from their organisations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five Strategies to Reduce Acute Care for Cancer Patients ID ’ d
Findings include enhanced care coordination, early palliative care, and new loci for urgent cancer care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

May 2018
Keep an Eye on Your Eyes : Technologies For Protecting Vision Struggling to Hear? : Tiny Devices Can Keep You Connected Palliative Care For Serious Illness Bystanders Can Save Lives During Cardiac Arrest Brain for Life (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news