Tag Archives: palliative care

‘It’s About Living Better’” Repositioning Palliative Care in Hematologic Cancer

February 25th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Stories | No Comments

The role of palliative care is widely misperceived as a strategy reserved for patients with limited options in advanced stages…

In Palliative Care, Comfort Is the Top Priority

February 17th, 2016 | Tags: , , , , | Posted in Articles, New York Times Health, Stories | No Comments

Last year, when an oncologist advised that Betty Chin might benefit frompalliative care, her son Kevin balked. Mrs. Chin, a…

ED-Initiated Palliative Care Can Improve Quality of Life

January 22nd, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles | No Comments

Despite the fact that visits to the emergency department (ED) are common for patients with advanced cancer, delivery of palliative…

In India, Dispensers of Balm Travel to Death’s Door

January 12th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, New York Times Health, Stories | No Comments

A white van coursed through narrow roads along the monsoon-soaked coastline of Kerala, a state in southwestern India. Inside, Radha…

Ascension, University of Pennsylvania study EHR algorithms for palliative care

January 11th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments

To help clinicians understand when palliative care orders might be most appropriate, Ascension Health is participating in an National Institutes…

Palliative care improves care quality, reduces costs for advanced cancer patients with comorbidities

January 7th, 2016 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Stories | No Comments

Patients with incurable cancer and numerous other serious health conditions who consulted with a palliative care team within two days…

Are Doctors Ready To Talk About End-Of-Life Care?

December 18th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Blogs, Stories | No Comments

About to board a flight back to his district, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., is downright effusive, calling a health care…

Every Pediatric Hospital Should Offer A Palliative Care Program

December 17th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Stories | No Comments

When I tell people that I study palliative care for children, I usually hear something like, “You mean taking care…

December 11th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Stories | No Comments

Scotland is recognised as providing world-leading palliative care. Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), as the only hospice service in Scotland…

A Palliative Care Fellow’s Perspective on Physician-Assisted Death

December 10th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Articles, Blogs, Stories | No Comments

I’ll be honest. When I started my fellowship in palliative care 4 short months ago, I had not seriously considered…