Latest Journal of Palliative Medicine Stories

2008-10-20 12:00:31

MORRISVILLE, Pa., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Conference on Pain and Chemical Dependency honors a uniquely qualified individual with the Marie E. Nyswander Award, which is given in recognition of lifetime accomplishments in advancing compassionate and humane treatment of patients suffering from pain. This year's award will be presented to M.R. Rajagopal, MD. Dr. M.R. Rajagopal is Professor of Pain and Palliative Medicine at SUT Academy of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum and the...

2008-10-02 12:06:58

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- There has been rapid growth of new, innovative palliative care consultation services in the nation's hospitals. More than half of the 50-bed or larger hospitals in the U.S. offer palliative care services to ease pain and suffering for seriously ill patients and their families. However, the availability of these services varies widely across geographic regions, according to a study published in the October 2008 issue of the peer-reviewed, Journal of...

2008-10-02 12:06:58

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Erin Libit, +1-202-261-2883 (work), +1-202-361-6101 (cell), erin.libit@mslpr.com, for the Center to Advance Palliative Care NEW YORK,Oct. 2/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America does a mediocre job caring for its sickest people. The nation, says a new report, gets a C. Palliative care programs make patients facing serious and chronic illness more comfortable by alleviating their pain and symptoms and counseling patients and their families. Only Vermont,...

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  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.