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2014-02-11 23:02:10

Grants of $180,000 Offered for Up to Six Recipients Annually Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 The Cambia Health Foundation, in its continuing commitment to advancing palliative care in the United States, today announced the launch of a national initiative to identify and support outstanding physicians and nurses in the field. The Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program will focus on cultivating emerging palliative care leaders, offering two-year, $180,000 grants to up to six scholars...

2013-12-05 23:29:28

New Online Programs from American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine & Hospice Education Network Hyannis, MA (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 A new partnership is bringing the highest quality clinical palliative care education directly to professionals and organizations through online learning. This unique collaboration brings together the online learning expertise of the Hospice Education Network (HEN) and highly-rated educational programming from the 2013 Annual Assembly of the...

2013-10-30 23:04:18

Mediaplanet Publishing and Hospice Leaders come together to release "End of Life Care" special edition of USA TODAY. (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 On the weekend of September 27th-29th MediaPlanet Publishing, along with leaders in the hospice and palliative care industry, partnered together to release, “End of Life Care: A Reader’s Guide to Hospice and Palliative Care” in USA TODAY. This fact-filled, resource-rich, inspirational section examined answers to the questions so...

2013-04-08 23:01:46

Names Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice as preferred provider for pain and symptom relief services at any stage of illness Camden, NJ (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 Lourdes Health System has launched a Palliative Medicine consultation service effective April 1. Lourdes named Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice´s Palliative Medical Partners specialty practice as its Preferred Provider for this burgeoning field of medicine, announced Alexander J. Hatala, President and CEO of Lourdes Health...

2013-03-07 23:55:16

As baby-boomers age and the number of people with serious chronic illnesses continues to rise, the demand for experts in palliative medicine is sure to outstrip the supply, according Timothy E. Quill, M.D., professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Medical Humanities in the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Palliative Care at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In a perspective published in today's New England Journal of Medicine, Quill, who serves as president of the American Academy...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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