Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Palliative-Care-Focused Hospitalist Appreciates Training the Next Generation
Chithra Perumalswami, MD, says there are many aspects to caring for a patient as a palliative-care specialist and as a hospitalist that "really...
Estimating End-of-Life for Hospitalized Patients
Vetted prediction tools can help estimate end-of-life, but clear and empathetic discussions with dying patients and their families are more...
End-of-Life Discussions Don’t Decrease Rate of Survival
Advance-care-planning discussions and advance directives resulted in no significant difference in survival time for patients.
Communication Vital to End-of-Life Care
I can’t speak for all loved ones who must witness the passage of a parent, a child, or a spouse, but for me, a hospitalist’s firm hand would have...
Hospitalist Programs Climb Aboard Palliative-Care Bandwagon
As palliative care gains traction nationwide, hospitalist programs envision larger role
HM12 SESSION ANALYSIS: Pediatric Palliative Care
Palliative care has evolved to a model of shared management with other caregivers, and isn't just code for "hospice."
Hospitalist/Palliative-Care Collaboration Aims to Reduce Readmissions
Wisconsin hospital sees positive changes since implementing Project BOOST tools
Palliative Care ‘Report Card’ Released
Report counts proportion of each state’s hospitals with access to organized palliative-care programs
Joint Commission Launches Certification for Hospital Palliative Care
A new Joint Commission program offering advanced certification for hospital-based palliative-care services is accepting applications and...
Hospitalists See Value in Palliative Care
An increasing number of hospitals are adding specialized teams