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2011-06-03 13:49:00

DETROIT, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Michael Paletta, MD, FAAHPM, Vice President Medical Affairs and Executive Director, Maggie Allessee Center for the Quality of Life at the Hospice of Michigan is a nationally recognized expert on end-of-life and palliative health care issues and is available today for interviews on the subject. For television, Skype and Scopia are available. Please call the Hospice of Michigan CARE Center at 888-247-5701 to schedule an interview. During the time...

2010-11-04 13:16:29

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that 98 percent of the U.S. population lives in communities within 60 minutes of a hospice provider, suggesting that disparities in use of hospice are not likely due to a lack of access to a hospice provider. The results are published in the current issue of the Journal of Palliative Medicine. "Despite a significant increase in the availability of hospice services during the past decade, the majority of Americans die without hospice...

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...

2010-09-02 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The entire San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine family mourns the death of Kaye Woltman," said Kathleen Pacurar, President and CEO. "San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine will forever honor Kaye's role in promoting quality of life at every stage of life, for adults and children living with a life-limiting illness. Through her generous support of our annual charity walk, named in memory of her...

2010-05-20 10:15:07

Living wills often do not represent a patient's actual treatment preferences when faced with real end-of-life circumstances and should be redesigned to guide more realistic advance decision-making, according to a study published in Journal of Palliative Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Journal of Palliative Medicine is the official journal of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and an official journal of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association...

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...

2009-09-24 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...

2009-06-25 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...


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