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Nurses Take The Lead In Palliative care

Next up in the nursing news this week is a look at why nurses are an integral part of getting good palliative and hospice care consults in place for …

Minding the gap: access to palliative care and the homeless

Abstract<p>Background<p>With an ever increasing number of individuals living with chronic and terminal illnesses, palliative care as an emerging field is …

Measuring Quality of Care for the Sickest Patients

I spend a lot of time thinking about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it will affect the sickest, most vulnerable, and therefore most costly patients in the U.S. I practice in the relatively new interdisciplinary specialty of palliative medicine, which aims to improve the quality of life of …

Health Care

P.E.I. paramedics offer palliative care in people's homes

A new program begins this week on P.E.I. that allows paramedics to provide palliative care to patients with pain and symptom management at home after …

PubMed

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Hematologic oncologists likely to report having end-of-life discussions ‘too late’

More than half of hematologic oncologists surveyed reported they conduct end-of-life conversations with their patients at too late a stage, according …

Timing of Palliative Care Consultations – Is Earlier Better?

Growth in inpatient palliative care over the last decade has been remarkable. A study published this month showed that in 1998 only 15% of hospitals …

Palliative care offers greater cost savings for cancer patients with multiple chronic conditions

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

Palliative resuscitation: Managing dyspnea in emergency department palliative patients

<b>Case</b><p>An 87 year old woman with metastatic breast cancer and severe COPD is brought by her daughter to the emergency department because of …

Medicine