Hospice & Palliative Medicine
The ever-evolving scope of hospitalists’ clinical services
As health care becomes ever more complex, high-functioning hospital medicine groups are needed to navigate it.
Palliative care has improved for critically ill children, but challenges remain
SAN DIEGO – The availability of palliative care for critically ill children varies across institutions
AAN publishes position statement on brain death
The association calls for uniform laws and policies regarding brain death, as well as continued research and public education.
Dialysis decision in elderly needs to factor in comorbidities
Palliative care specialist advises avoiding age cutoffs, considering harms of dialysis.
Quick Byte: Palliative care
Palliative care runs counter to the dominant culture in U.S. hospitals.
Palliative care update highlights role of nonspecialists
The latest guideline revision aims to establish a foundation for “gold-standard” palliative care.
Antipsychotic drugs failed to shorten ICU delirium
The mechanisms of brain dysfunction targeted by antipsychotics may not play a major role in delirium.
From the Society
Hospital medicine and palliative care: Wearing both hats
The opportunity to marry hospital medicine and palliative medicine was a natural fit for Dr. Barbara Egan.
Paradigm shifts in palliative care
Hospitalists must be more keenly tuned in than ever to patients' precise needs.
Association between hospice length of stay and health care costs
Does increasing the length of hospice stays lead to decreased utilization and costs in patients on maintenance dialysis? ...