Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Early palliative care fails to improve QOL in advanced heart failure
“My first reaction is disappointment. We had hoped to see the ENABLE program, which had been successful in cancer, translate to the heart failure...
Psychiatry trainees drive COVID-19 palliative care in New York
The team managed 16 cases a day during the peak of New York's COVID-19 outbreak, operating on a rotating schedule of one to three shifts weekly....
With life in the balance, a pediatric palliative care program expands its work to adults
“It brings up feelings like I had after 9/11 – a unified approach to surviving this as people, as a community, the idea that ‘we will get through...
Call for volunteers for palliative care in COVID-19
NYC Health + Hospitals needs volunteers trained in palliative care to help patients remotely via telemedicine.
Experts bring clarity to end of life difficulties
Confusing situations sometimes arise when treating patients near the end of their lives.
Storytelling tool can assist elderly in the ICU
SAN FRANCISCO – A graphic-based framework tool helps track best-and worst-case scenarios for elderly patients in the...
Early palliative care consult decreases in-hospital mortality
NEW ORLEANS – More discharges to hospice, and more health care surrogates chosen, when palliative care consultation occurs within 24 hours of ICU...
Palliative care programs continue growth in U.S. hospitals
Almost three-quarters of hospitals have a program, but “geography is destiny” for patients.
More Medicare beneficiaries receiving hospice care services than in previous years
For patients with Medicare Fee-for-Service and Medicare Advantage, what are the trends regarding where they die and the type of health care...
Advance care planning codes not being used
Few physicians are taking advantage of Medicare payment codes that reimburse them for discussing end-of-life planning with patients.