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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...

2009-10-08 08:40:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of people around the world will be coming together to sing, dance, perform, recite poetry and speak out to raise awareness and funds for hospice and palliative care services across the globe on Saturday, October 10, 2009. "Discovering your Voice," the theme for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2009, stresses the need to hear the voices of people around the world affected by life-limiting illness--this includes patients,...

2009-10-07 12:07:21

Guidelines derived from a recent Consensus Conference, including recommendations on the role of healthcare providers in the assurance of quality spiritual care to patients in a palliative care setting, are published in a comprehensive report in Journal of Palliative Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (www.liebertpub.com). Journal of Palliative Medicine is the official journal of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and an official journal of the Hospice...

2009-09-29 08:33:00

Article Finds Great Promise for Increasing Availability of Hospice in Nursing Homes ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the Harvard Medical School, Department of Health Policy have published a review article of hospice care in the nursing home and found a number of benefits indicating that greater availability of hospice holds promise in the nursing home setting. Key findings reported in an article published in the September 2009 issue of the Journal of...

2009-09-24 09:51:00

Joan Teno to Receive NHPCO Distinguished Researcher Award ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1,400 hospice and palliative care professionals and researchers have gathered in Denver for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's 10th Annual Clinical Team Conference that begins today at the Hyatt Regency Denver. The Clinical Team Conference offers more than 120 sessions reflecting the range of disciplines that are the foundation of hospice and...

2009-08-24 10:57:00

GLENVIEW, Ill., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An organization of doctors specializing in hospice and palliative medicine has launched a new Web site -- www.PalliativeDoctors.org -- to raise awareness of this type of medical care and how it can help patients with serious illnesses, and their families. The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) created www.PalliativeDoctors.org to meet a growing need for information about palliative care and hospice as the...

2009-06-25 14:28:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An article appearing in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (06/25/09) draws attention to hospice care in the U.S., the Medicare hospice benefit, growth in the field, and includes comments from recent MedPAC reports. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, the oldest and largest non-profit organization representing hospice providers and professionals, would like to take this opportunity to restate beliefs...

2009-06-19 11:00:00

GLENVIEW, Ill., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress can help diminish barriers to quality care for people with serious illness, according to Howard Tuch, MD, MS, a spokesperson for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). AAHPM was one of three groups that presented information today at a Capitol Hill briefing coordinated by the offices of US Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Charles Boustany, MD, sponsors of legislation (HR 1898) that would provide Medicare coverage...

2009-06-15 11:30:00

GLENVIEW, Ill., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The role palliative care can play in improving healthcare quality and achieving cost savings was addressed by R. Sean Morrison, MD, president-elect of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), who spoke at a briefing on healthcare reform in the Capitol today. Morrison, director of the National Palliative Care Research Center, said policymakers should ensure that efforts to reform the health care system address current...

2009-05-27 09:53:00

Palliative care psychiatrist from The Institute for Palliative Medicine plays unique role SAN DIEGO, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Diego psychiatrist Scott Irwin, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Palliative Care Psychiatry Program (PCPP) at The Institute for Palliative Medicine, has been elected as a Member of The American College of Psychiatrists (ACP). This recognition honors Dr. Irwin as one of only 750 practicing psychiatrists nationwide who have demonstrated outstanding competence...


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