Hospice & Palliative Medicine
The trial raised the specific issue of what constitutes a medically justifiable dose of opioid painkillers during the end-of-life procedure known...
This guide offers tips and resources to help you to engage in end-of-life conversations that address patients’ needs and reduce the burden on...
Caring for aggressive patients with dementia can lead to exhaustion, fear, and burnout. These strategies can help improve the welfare of both...
Tennessee data shows that in Nashville just 19% of hospice patients are Black, although they make up 27% of the capital city’s population.
After psilocybin treatment, a person with cancer is often better able to talk about death and loss than their loved ones.
“I had to believe that I deserved this love, that I wanted to be alive, and that there was still something here for me.”
From the Journals
There was a 34% reduction in the number of opioid prescriptions filled per patient and a 38% reduction in the total dose of opioids filled near...
Researchers found reduced rates of high-dosage and long-duration prescriptions for adolescents and younger adults; however, these type of...
The palliative care team at the University of Texas at Austin adapted both patient care and medical education when the region became a COVID-19...
The recommendations are the minimum criteria for the determination of brain death or death by neurologic criteria.
Hospitalists have played key roles in clarifying and redefining the new role for palliative care during the pandemic.