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Latest Palliative care Stories

2013-12-30 23:23:52

Stranded in Sub-Saharan Africa, orphaned by an AIDS epidemic, thousands of children are left on their own, needing a shepherd to save them. The Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) meets many child caregivers as they work to make palliative care accessible to those who are dying throughout the country; as US partners of PCAU’s work, Center for Hospice Care/Hospice Foundation have a new initiative called The Road to Hope, which provides ongoing support for children who have lost...

2013-12-17 11:21:32

'It is as illogical to discredit the LCP because of errant clinicians as it is to ban the Highway Code because of bad drivers.' Claud Regnard, FRCP, a palliative care consultant, has called the demise of the Liverpool Care Pathway a "tragedy" and compared it to banning the Highway Code because of bad drivers in a paper for the journal Age and Ageing, published online today (Tuesday). After a series of media stories about the palliative care system causing malnutrition, dehydration, and...

2013-12-17 11:13:20

Despite preferences for their own care, many physicians still delay hospice discussions with patients Although the vast majority of physicians participating in a multiregional study indicated that they would personally enroll in hospice care if they received a terminal cancer diagnosis, less than one-third would discuss hospice care early in the course of treating a terminally ill cancer patient. A research letter published online in JAMA Internal Medicine also identifies factors that...

2013-12-05 23:29:28

New Online Programs from American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine & Hospice Education Network Hyannis, MA (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 A new partnership is bringing the highest quality clinical palliative care education directly to professionals and organizations through online learning. This unique collaboration brings together the online learning expertise of the Hospice Education Network (HEN) and highly-rated educational programming from the 2013 Annual Assembly of the...

2013-12-05 23:20:58

Pathways Home Health & Hospice is among the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies in the United States to receive the HomeCare Elite award. Winners of this award are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice implementation, patent experience, and quality improvement and consistency. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Pathways Home Health & Hospice was named a 2013 HomeCare Elite Top Agency by the National...

2013-12-05 16:24:45

New Hospice Outreach Efforts Raise Awareness ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The estimated 950,000 people passing through Times Square in New York City every day will see messages affirming hospice care on the CBS Super Screen by 42(nd) Street throughout this holiday season. This is part of an outreach campaign of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to affirm the value of hospice and help people understand the many benefits hospice care...

2013-12-04 15:44:15

Among internal medicine and nurse practitioner trainees, simulation-based communication skills training compared with usual education did not improve quality of communication about end-of-life care or quality of end-of-life care but was associated with a small increase in patients' symptoms of depression, according to a study appearing in the December 4 issue of JAMA, a medical education theme issue. "Observational studies have suggested that communication about end-of-life care is...

2013-11-26 23:01:34

Donors to Pathways Hospice raised more than $40,000 to meet a challenge grant. Offered by a small group of private individuals, the monies raised through the challenge grant will support Pathways’ hospice care for the San Francsico Bay Area community. Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Donors to Pathways Hospice raised more than $40,000 to meet a challenge grant announced at the 23rd Annual One from the Heart Awards Breakfast on October 10, 2013. Offered by a small group...

2013-11-22 23:33:31

Teaching Transitions, an online hospice volunteer training company offers subscriber hospices, a new and compelling way to reach out and track patients and families who face a hospice decision but are not yet ready--solving the problem of getting early referrals. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 Early referrals, or lack thereof is the biggest problem for hospices in any competitive environment. Statistics show that approximately 35% of all hospice patients die within 7 days of...

2013-11-21 23:30:27

Hope Palliative and Hospice Care is providing a grief group series, centered around those grieving during the holiday season. Led by their Licensed Social Worker and Board Certified Chaplain, this group is open to caregivers and bereaved individuals alike in the community. Palatine, IL (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Hope Palliative & Hospice Care brings an important resource to Northwest Chicagoland this winter by providing a grief support group for the holidays. Free of charge and open to...