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Family illness brings palliative care, other policies into focus

Personal experiences play out amid public health policy debates.
1 Jun 2023

Palliative care guidelines updated with increased focus on collaboration, communication

The guidelines from the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care focus on two main concepts: that palliative care is inclusive of all people with serious illness and that timely consideration of palliative care is the responsibility of all who care for the seriously ill, including primary care physicians, subspecialists, and hospitalists.
6 Nov 2018

Latest COVID-19 research looks at plasma, prophylaxis, palliative care, periop risks

The benefit of convalescent plasma is uncertain, and hydroxychloroquine did not appear to work for prophylaxis, according to new studies. Experts offered advice on using palliative care, avoiding surgery, changing residency applications, and understanding antibody testing.
9 Jun 2020

Palliative care for a pandemic

Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, discusses how palliative care can be applied to the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 May 2020

What to say when sharing serious news

When delivering bad news to patients, physicians should avoid wordiness and instead follow some other tactics.
1 Jun 2023

Early palliative care improves quality of life in patients with metastatic lung cancer

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24 Aug 2010

Palliative care's place outside cancer

Integrated palliative care is important in offering comfort measures to patients with conditions that are expected to shorten their life spans.
1 Jun 2019

Extended-release morphine didn't improve breathlessness in COPD

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) randomized to two different doses of morphine or placebo for three weeks reported similar effects on breathlessness, an Australian trial found. Their step count also didn't change.
29 Nov 2022

Resources for palliative care in a pandemic

Resources are available to help internists manage palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 May 2020

Telehealth expands reach of palliative care in rural areas

Some rural hospitals and palliative care programs are using telehealth to reach distant patients in an environment of clinician scarcity or budget constraints.
1 Feb 2020

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