Latest American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Stories

2012-06-05 09:46:36

Hospice Care Would Improve Quality of Life and Lower Costs, Say Authors Half of adults over age 65 made at least one emergency department (ED) visit in the last month of life, in a study led by a physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and UCSF. Three quarters of ED visits led to hospital admissions, and more than two-thirds of those admitted to the hospital died there. In contrast, the 10 percent of study subjects who had enrolled in hospice care at least one month...

2012-04-26 23:02:03

$1/2 Million Grant Will Be Used to Build Capacity in Palliative Care in Africa (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 Efforts to improve the quality and availability of palliative care services in Africa received a major funding boost this week. The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund announced today that it has approved a grant in the amount of $499,861 for FHSSA (originally known as the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa) to further its work in improving palliative care in Africa. The grant...

2012-03-27 23:02:09

A special screening will be held on Thursday for an important new documentary film that sheds light on the need for palliative care services in Uganda at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization´s Management and Leadership Conference in National Harbor, MD. Alexandria, Va (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 The meaning of the word “okuyamba” in Lugandan, a language spoken in Uganda, is “help,” making it an appropriate title for the film, which was created by The...

2012-03-10 08:00:00

Because of the complex needs of hospice and palliative care patients, clinicians must be able to construct a plan of care that will accurately chart a patient´s progress toward outcomes that enhance his or her quality of life. To accomplish this important service, clinicians should employ a system of preferred practices to effectively assess, document, and manage the end of life needs of patients and their families. Tyler, TX (PRWEB) March 10, 2012 Pedagogy, Inc., a national provider...

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