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Community-based palliative care may decrease ED visits, study finds


Becker's Hospital Review - Feb 22, 2017
The study found the average rate of ED visits for the cohort decreased 50 percent when receiving community-based palliative care. For decedents aged 60 years and younger, the relative reduction in ED visits was 43 percent, compared to 71 percent for ...
 

Palliative hospice gets final approval


My Stratford Now - Feb 22, 2017
The South West LHIN has approved funding for six palliative care beds in Stratford. The LHIN has also approved funding for four beds in central Huron County ...
 

ASTRO Guideline Update on Palliative Radiation for Bone Mets


Medscape - Feb 21, 2017
An updated guideline on the use of palliative radiation therapy for bone metastases from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) continues to support pain relief equivalency between single- and multiple-fraction regimens based on new ...
 

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CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2017


by: Maxine A. Papadakis, Stephen J. McPhee, Michael W. Rabow

This #1 annual internal medicine and clinical practice guide turns the latest research into improved patient outcomes – now fully updated and revised.

Written by clinicians renowned in their respective fields, .
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Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life


by: Jessica Nutik Zitter M.D.
An ICU and Palliative Care specialist featured in the Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary Extremis offers a framework for a better way to exit life that will change our medical culture at the deepest level

In medical school, no one teaches you how to let a patient die.

Jessica Zitter became a doctor because she wanted to be a hero. She elected to specialize in critical care—to become an ICU physician—and imagined herself swooping in to rescue patients from the brink of death.
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Symptom Management Algorithms: A Handbook for Palliative Care


by: Linda Wrede-Seaman
Pocket sized hospice and palliative care handbook recently updated and released for those providing end of life care and interfacing with the management of advanced chronic diseases. Includes detailled assessment tool, treatment guidelines, tables and scales for pain management and other distressing symptoms. A practical educational tool for nurses in hospice, oncology, long term care and inpatient palliative care. Includes guidelines for spiritual, psychosocial and dignity conserving interventions for patients and their families facing a terminal illness!
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CHPN Study Guide: CHPN Test Prep and Practice Test Questions for the Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse Exam


by: CHPN Exam Prep Team, Trivium Test Prep
Think all CHPN study guides are the same? Think again! With easy to understand lessons and practice test questions designed to maximize your score, you'll be ready. You don't want to waste time - and money! - having to study all over again because you didn't get effective studying in. You want to accelerate your education, not miss opportunities for starting your future career! Every year, thousands of people think that they are ready for the CHPN exam, but realize too late when they get their score back that they were not ready at all.
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Palliative Care: What Is It And Who Is It For?


This short video explains what palliative care is and what palliative care teams do to help those with serious illness.
 

Introduction to palliative care


Palliative Care is a comparatively recently developed speciality, focusing on caring for patients with terminal illness. This 25 minute introduction looks at the ...
 

The Human Connection of Palliative Care: Ten Steps for What To Say and Do


Dr. Diane E. Meier is Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national organization devoted to increasing the number and quality of palliative ...
 

Palliative Care: YOU Are a BRIDGE


This video animation compares palliative care to the foundation of a bridge. While illness may weaken the foundation, the palliative care team provides a ...
 

Palliative Care, a Different Voice in Healthcare: Timothy Ihrig at TEDxDesMoines


Healthcare expenditure is the biggest threat to America's economy, due to an aging population and a system in which physicians are often paid based on what ...