WellSky will add 100 employees with latest acquisition
WellSky, backed by TPG Capital, will add 100 employees nationwide and create momentum for more jobs in Kansas City and Lenexa through its latest acquisition, CEO Bill Miller said.   Formerly Mediware Information Systems Inc., the Lenexa-based health software company acquired Consolo Services Group Inc., expanding its reach in the hospice industry to the palliative care, adult day care and memory care markets.  Consolo CEO Greg Kite will continue to lead his team at its he adquarters in Lexington,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Interprofessional Palliative Care Module: a team approach to learning
A new course at the Yale School of Medicine offers clinicians and care professionals insights into the intersection of culture, religion, and end-of-life care. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Importance of Palliative Nursing Care
(MedPage Today) -- How nurses can cope with the emotional stress of providing hospice care (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How we improved end-of-life care in our practice
Dr Victoria Middleton explains how her practice has increased the number of patients on its palliative care register, reduced avoidable hospital admissions and increased the number of people able to die at home by a third. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - December 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 12 Care of People with Cancer and Palliative Care Source Type: news

Morbidity burden and community-based palliative care are associated with rates of hospital use by people with schizophrenia in the last year of life: a population-based matched cohort study - Spilsbury K, Rosenwax L, Brameld K, Kelly B, Arendts G.
This study describes the trajectory of acute care health service use in the last year of life for people with schizophrenia and how this varied... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing Dean on Nurses in Policy
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

More Oregonians sharing end-of-life wishes with POLST
(Oregon Health& Science University) More Oregonians are making their end-of-life wishes known through forms known as Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or POLST, according to research in the Journal of Palliative Medicine. Researchers also found how people are using the form is changing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Right to die man to appeal to Parliament
After legal challenges fail Noel Conway says MPs must introduce new laws Related items fromOnMedica Palliative care Terminally ill man wins right to challenge assisted dying law Thousands would consider Dignitas assisted death but can't afford it End-of-life care ‘improving’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 28, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How California Is Changing Palliative Care
In January, California became the first state to mandate home-based palliative care to those in a state Medicaid program Here's how it works with Medi-Cal. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Next Avenue, Contributor Source Type: news

Palliative Care Adapted to'Real World' Community Settings Palliative Care Adapted to'Real World' Community Settings
Palliative care can be successfully adapted to an outpatient community-based setting and added to a cancer treatment regimen, according to new findings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

First ever toolkit designed to improve palliative day services
Researchers have published the first set of indicators intended to specially help measure the quality and impact of palliative day services across the UK. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 26, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Early Palliative Rehabilitation Improves QOL in Advanced Cancer Early Palliative Rehabilitation Improves QOL in Advanced Cancer
A highly flexible intervention model in which patients selected their own outcome measures improved quality of life as compared with standard care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

AI-Based Smartphone App Can Help Cut Cancer Pain Severity
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 -- An artificial intelligence (AI)-based smartphone app can reduce the severity of cancer patients'reported pain and hospital admissions, according to a study presented at the annual Palliative and Supportive Care in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer Pain Control App Works -- Palliative Care for Everyone? Cancer Pain Control App Works -- Palliative Care for Everyone?
Dramatically improved artificial intelligence holds promise for making palliative care services available anywhere, anytime for patients with advanced cancer pain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Effects of Dignity Therapy on Family Members Effects of Dignity Therapy on Family Members
What is dignity therapy -- and what effects does it have on family members of patients with a serious illness?Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Opioid Shortages and Cancer; $15,000 Emesis; Palliative Rehab Boosts QoL
(MedPage Today) -- Highlights from the Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

App Cuts Cancer Pain; Immune Tx Side Effects; Gaps in Goals of Care
(MedPage Today) -- Highlights from the Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - November 13, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

This is good news for patients and GPs
Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer Dr Bruce Warner looks at the benefits of relaxing the current criteria for clinical pharmacists in general practice Related items fromOnMedica Qualms about data sharing hampering pharmacists ’ palliative care role Still no plan for joined-up care, MPs warn in report New system launched to detect and prevent medication errors NHS England will recruit 240 pharmacists for care homes Practice-based pharmacists free up GP time (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - November 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Atlas of variation in palliative and end of life care in England
Public Health England (PHE) has launched the first atlas of variation in palliative and end of life care in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New Palliative Care Guidelines Demand'Seismic Shift' in Care New Palliative Care Guidelines Demand'Seismic Shift' in Care
The new updated palliative guidelines call for a more coordinated and integrated approach across the entire care continuum and recommend that care be provided by all practitioners.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Radiation Could Make Mesothelioma Immunotherapy More Effective
Doctors at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto are studying the use of hypofractionated radiation to increase the effectiveness of immunotherapy for patients with mesothelioma. They are expected to launch soon a clinical trial that will add an immunotherapy combination to the high-dose radiation and aggressive surgery mix that has been so successful in Toronto. “There are a lot of questions that still need to be answered, but if I was a betting man, I’d lay odds on it [working well],” Dr. John Cho of the cancer center’s clinical research unit, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com....
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

End-of-life care preferences of chinese adults vary based on whether they have children
(New York University) Chinese adults who have children prefer to receive end-of-life care from family members at home, while those who lost their only child prefer to be cared for in hospice or palliative care institutions, finds a new study led by an international team of researchers and published in the November issue of The Journal of Palliative Medicine. Income, property ownership, and support from friends also influenced individuals' end-of-life care preferences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Palliative care: Symptom relief during illness
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best practices in palliative care supported by growing evidence base, study finds
(RAND Corporation) Best practices in the growing field of palliative care have been created on several occasions based upon consensus among experts. However, the latest version of palliative care clinical guidelines were aided by a systematic review of published research that found the evidence base for best practices in palliative care is larger than generally appreciated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Best Practices in Providing Palliative Care Supported by Growing Body of Evidence
A rapidly aging U.S. population with complex care needs will likely accelerate emphasis on palliative care services. A review of palliative care research found substantial evidence to support clinical practice guidelines and was incorporated into the new edition of the guidelines. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - October 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Home from home in Glasgow's £21m hospice
A £21m palliative care hospice designed to be a 'home from home' opens in the city. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rose geranium oil may ease common painful nasal symptoms linked to cancer treatment
(BMJ) Rose geranium oil may help to ease the symptoms of a common and painful nasal condition that is linked to cancer drug treatment, indicate the results of a small observational study, published online in the journal BMJ Supportive& Palliative Care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Rose geranium oil may ease common painful nasal symptoms linked to cancer treatment
ROCHESTER Minn. ? Rose geranium oil may help to ease the symptoms of nasal vestibulitis, a common and painful nasal condition linked to cancer drug treatment, according to the results of a small observational study, published online in the journal?BMJ Supportive& Palliative Care. The findings build on anecdotal evidence for the use of rose [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - October 30, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

‘Weed the People’ Explores Medical Marijuana for Kids With Cancer
Marijuana, both medicinal and recreational, is growing more mainstream. Medical marijuana is now legalized in a majority of states, and 62% of Americans support legalizing it outright — but in the political realm, the plant has long been controversial. Now, a new documentary called Weed the People, which opens in some theaters in October, explores the potential of medical marijuana for childhood cancers and the regulatory hurdles facing people who want to use cannabis. The film, which was executive produced by former talk-show host Ricki Lake, follows five families using cannabis oils to treat pediatric cancers. Some...
Source: TIME: Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime Source Type: news

Expect Boston Scientific to Keep Rounding Out Its Portfolio with M & amp;A
 Boston Scientific has been on quite the shopping spree in 2018. The Marlborough, MA-based company has announced eight acquisitions since the beginning of the year, plus a hefty investment in Millipede, which is likely to lead to an acquisition within the next year or so. Naturally, the company's aggressive M&A strategy has attracted attention from industry analysts who are eager to see if this spree will continue in 2019. During the company's third-quarter earnings call on Thursday, CFO Daniel Brennan said Boston Scientific still has a "tremendous amount" of financial flexibility. Loo...
Source: MDDI - October 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

IN-PEACE tackles burdensome symptoms, challenges of dementia for patients and caregivers
(Regenstrief Institute) With the goals of improving care for symptom management and other burdens of dementia as well as empowering their family caregivers, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Center for Aging Research are integrating state of the art dementia care with palliative care through an innovative supportive care model they have named IN-PEACE. The initiative is funded by a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Early Detection Getting Closer with Blood Test
German scientists are advancing a new, more reliable blood test that could lead to earlier detection and better prognosis for malignant mesothelioma. Instead of the typically lengthy and invasive process, the simple blood test could identify early stage disease almost a year before symptoms appear, making it much more treatable. The advancement stems from a study analyzing a combination of calretinin and mesothelin, two blood-based proteins that are overexpressed when mesothelioma tumors start growing. “This is a real breakthrough,” biochemist Dr. Georg Johnen, lead study researcher and head of Molecular Medici...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 23, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

ESMO advocacy for patient-centred care takes on global dimension
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Supportive and palliative care should be an integral part of cancer treatment (ESMO Position Paper, 2017). To maintain the spotlight on the topic, on Friday, 19 October, a special session at the ESMO 2018 Congress will be dedicated to this subject and followed on Sunday by the formal recognition of 20 newly-accredited Designated Centres of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care. For the first time, institutions from Japan, Denmark, Estonia and Qatar feature among the laureates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors to prescribe a visit to the museum to help patients 'escape from their own pain'
One of the doctors behind the Montreal initiative says a visit to the museum can benefit those with all kinds of conditions — from mental illness and eating disorders to diabetes, high blood pressure and for those in palliative care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Doctors to prescribe museum visits to help patients 'escape from their own pain'
One of the doctors behind a Montreal initiative says a visit to the museum can benefit people with conditions from mental illness and eating disorders to diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as those in palliative care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

A Guide to Children's Palliative Care: supporting babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families
Now in it's 4th edition, The Guide is an essential read for all those with an interest in planning, commissioning and delivering services and care for babies, children and young people with life limiting conditions and their families. The guide seeks to establish and realise a vision that ensures children have access to and receive comprehensive, high quality, evidence-based services delivered by an appropriately training, experienced and integrated workforce. It includes a new and enhanced section on research and the need to expand the evidence base. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing Dean on the Impact of Nursing
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - October 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Significant barriers facing homeless adults in accessing quality end-of-life care
(University of Toronto) Terminally-ill homeless adults and their care providers must surmount many obstacles in the receipt and provision of palliative care, according to a University of Toronto scoping review of the available grey and peer-reviewed literature on this topic, published online this week in OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:I Am HIV+ and I Am Receiving Palliative Care - Because I Matter
[263Chat] My name is David and I live in Chitungwiza with my wife, six children and my elderly father. When my wife got sick, we both agreed to go for HIV testing. We both tested HIV positive. Later, I started suffering from a mild headache. Then, unexpectedly my daughter died. We did not know what she died from. Soon my headaches were extremely painful. I thought that the pain was because of the emotional stress from the loss of my beloved daughter. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study: Aggressive Surgery Underutilized with Pleural Mesothelioma
Aggressive surgery for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma is being underutilized, costing patients significant survival time, according to a recent study. Researchers found mesothelioma patients from all three histological subtypes — epithelioid, biphasic and sarcomatoid — can benefit from surgery, despite a reluctance to perform it today. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a nationwide alliance of leading cancer centers, encourages surgery only for epithelioid patients. This eliminates the option for almost 40 percent of those diagnosed with mesothelioma. “Surgery is underutil...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 25, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Lay Patient Navigators a Boon to Latinos With Advanced Cancer Lay Patient Navigators a Boon to Latinos With Advanced Cancer
Latinos with advanced cancer often counter barriers to palliative care, but community-based patient navigators can help in a culturally sensitive manner.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

The Management of Nausea at the End of Life The Management of Nausea at the End of Life
What are the most likely causes of nausea experienced by patients receiving end-of-life care, and what are the best ways to manage this symptom?Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Deathbed confession: when a dying patient confesses to murder: clinical, ethical, and legal implications - Tincknell L, O'Callaghan A, Manning J, Malpas P.
During an initial palliative care assessment, a dying man discloses that he had killed several people whilst a young man. The junior doctor, to whom he revealed his story, consulted with senior palliative care colleagues. It was agreed that legal advice wo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Palliative Care in Intensive Care Units Palliative Care in Intensive Care Units
This review provides anesthesiologists and intensivists an overview of the aims, current evidence and practical advice about the application of palliative care in the ICU.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Surgery for Mesothelioma No Longer Recommended in UK
Aggressive surgery for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) — unless part of a clinical trial — is no longer being recommended in the United Kingdom. The British Thoracic Society recently published its Mesothelioma Management Guidelines for 2018 and removed surgery from its recommendations. The belief was that potential harm was not worth the risk. The backtrack on surgery included the extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP), the extended pleurectomy and decortication (P/D) and the partial pleurectomy (PP) — all of which are being done at cancer centers in the United States. “Surgery is a ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 11, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Dementia patients suffering in silence
OLDER hospital patients with dementia may be “suffering in silence” because they are unable to communicate the pain they are in, a study has suggested. Experts from the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London have found that pain could be a key cause of delirium. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing Dean on Online Options for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - August 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Ministerial meeting aims to pave the way towards universal health coverage in the Eastern ...
28 August 2018, Cairo, Egypt – A ministerial meeting on the road to universal health coverage (UHC) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region will be held in Salalah, Oman, from 3 to 5 September 2018. Hosted by the Government of Oman and organized by the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, the 3-day meeting will bring together ministers of health, high-level officials from ministries of health and finance, global and regional experts, parliamentarians and development partners. The meeting is part of WHO’s efforts to maintain a strong focus on UHC by holding a series of events throughout 2018. The meet...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 28, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Ministerial meeting paves the way for universal health coverage in the Region
28 August 2018, Cairo, Egypt – A ministerial meeting on the road to universal health coverage (UHC) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region will be held in Salalah, Oman, from 3 to 5 September 2018. Hosted by the Government of Oman and organized by the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, the 3-day meeting will bring together ministers of health, high-level officials from ministries of health and finance, global and regional experts, parliamentarians and development partners. The meeting is part of WHO’s efforts to maintain a strong focus on UHC by holding a series of events throughout 2018. The meet...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 28, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

My patients are dying. But it ’s their right to keep going.
Isaac Chan, a medical oncology fellow at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, discusses a patient's right to refuse palliative care.08/27/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 27, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news