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2010-10-08 10:12:00

Challenging Palliative Care Cases now featured in Palliative Newsletter SAN DIEGO, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice is partnering with Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., the publishers of The Journal of Palliative Medicine, to include a monthly case-based educational feature in their Briefings e-newsletter. Palliative care is the prevention and relief of suffering by a specialized interdisciplinary healthcare team that focuses on managing...

2010-10-05 08:41:00

As World Hospice and Palliative Care Day Approaches, NHPCO Releases Report on Hospice Care in the U.S. ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 41.6 percent of all people who died in the U.S. last year were under the care of a hospice program, reports the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (up from 38.8 percent in 2008 and 35 percent in 2007). "This rising statistic shows that more Americans facing a life-limiting illness are opting for care that...

2010-08-26 10:42:00

Four local educational institutions have been selected to participate SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine received a $75,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation to develop a palliative care curriculum that will enhance nursing education programs offered locally. Four universities and colleges have been selected to collaborate with The Institute for Palliative Medicine's faculty in integrating palliative care training for...

2010-08-20 11:14:00

San Diego's Institute for Palliative Medicine Praises Study as Opportunity to Raise Awareness SAN DIEGO, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A precedent-setting study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday, August 19 demonstrates definitively that early referrals to palliative care prolongs life for patients living with metastatic lung cancer. While palliative medicine specialists have long observed improvements among their patients, this study conducted at...

2010-08-19 10:02:00

NHPCO Reminds People They Can Ask Physicians for Palliative Care ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study released by the New England Journal of Medicine found that among patients with non-small-cell lung cancer, those who received palliative care lived, on average, almost two months longer than those who received standard care. Researchers also found that the patients receiving palliative care reported a higher quality of life through the final course of their...

2010-07-12 12:02:00

Eight Programs Recognized as Circle of Life Honorees CHICAGO, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three programs that expand the reach of palliative and end-of-life care will be recognized as the 2010 recipients of the Circle of Life Award(®): Celebrating Innovation in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, along with five others that will be awarded Citations of Honor. Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care in Kansas City, Mo.; Snohomish County Palliative Partnership in...

2010-06-16 13:23:00

PORTLAND, Ore., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Regence Foundation announced today it has selected four physicians and a statewide consumer coalition to receive Sojourns Awards. The award recognizes leaders in the field of palliative care. Each awardee has designated a nonprofit to receive the $50,000 grant associated with the award to support continued advancements in palliative care. Palliative care is an approach to care that brings holistic relief and comfort to seriously ill patients...

2009-11-03 06:03:00

PARK RIDGE, Ill. and CHICAGO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- To focus a much-needed, objective light on the ethical concerns regarding the national debate on healthcare reform, the LIFE Institute of Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care will be hosting a public forum on "Ethics and Healthcare Reform" on Tuesday, November 17th( )at 7 p.m. at Edison Park Lutheran Church, 6626 N. Oliphant Ave., Chicago. AP-award-winner and Emmy-nominated Margaret Shortridge, FOX Chicago's former medical reporter of 10...

2009-10-13 09:00:00

The Institute for Palliative Medicine in San Diego officially launches PAL-MED CONNECT California's first statewide consultative service for palliative care SAN DIEGO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care professionals in California communities lacking palliative medicine resources can now access top quality palliative care consultative and educational support through a new hotline provided by The Institute for Palliative Medicine. Palliative care provides advanced pain...

2009-10-08 11:07:00

Palliative Care Psychiatry Program only one of its kind in the United States SAN DIEGO, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Palliative Care Psychiatry Program at San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine has been named the winner of the 2009 Gold Achievement Award by the American Psychiatric Association. San Diego psychiatrist Scott Irwin, MD, PhD is Director of the Palliative Care Psychiatry Program at The Institute for Palliative Medicine and oversees the only...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.