palliative care

Five strategies to improve care for members with advanced diseaseHere are five key strategies to improve care and outcomes for members with advanced illness.
Five imitation-worthy palliative care programsHere's how five health plans are successfully approaching palliative care.
To increase access of palliative care, turn to primary careAmerica is facing an epidemic of chronic illness.
End-of-life care: The growing role of PCPsChanging payment models means primary care physicians will increasingly take part in palliative care
HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE MEDICINE: Breaking bad newsDelivering unsettling news to patients and families demands at least as much listening as talking, said Emma Jones, MD, and Christopher Collura, MD, during their interactive session “Breaking Bad News: A Roadmap for the Most Difficult Conversations,” which allowed attendees to role-play these skills.
Palliative care, support vital for patients who suffer vision lossEven the best ophthalmologists must prepare to support patients who lose vision while in their care, said Robert L. Stamper, MD.
Research for pediatric palliative care lagging
PALLIATIVE CARE: Neuropathic pain underrecognizedAmong types of pain associated with advanced or chronic illnesses in children, said Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, MD, FAAP, pediatric neuropathic pain remains particularly underrecognized and undertreated.
Nurses more pessimistic than physicians in regard to end-of-life careCan patients die a dignified death in a hospital? A recent study shows physicians and nurses have different perceptions.
6 steps for physicians breaking bad news to patientsTerminally ill patients and their families often want to know to everything about the prognosis