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Why the CDC Needs to Recognize Palliative Care


Pain News Network - Mar 28, 2017
Unexpectedly, the guideline has exposed the extraordinary need for palliative care for millions of patients who may live for decades with intractable pain. These patients now face enormous obstacles getting medically-needed opioids for effective pain ...
 

New federal budget puts Canada on track for palliative care framework


The Catholic Register - Mar 28, 2017
“This is really good news,” said Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu, whose private member's Bill C-277 calling for a national palliative care framework has passed the House of Commons Health Committee. It will come up for vote on third reading in April.
 

Palliative care linked to fewer repeat hospitalizations


Fox News - Mar 24, 2017
"Patients who received inpatient palliative care consultations have improved quality of life, reduced intensive care unit utilization, longer stays in hospice and lower overall cost of care," said lead study author Dr. Kerin Adelson of Yale Cancer ...
 

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Palliative books

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.
For readers of Being Mortal and Modern Death, an ICU and Palliative Care specialist 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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Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care


This book isn’t about dying. It’s about life and what life has to teach us. It’s about caring and what giving care really means. 

In Awake at the Bedside, pioneers of palliative and end-of-life care as well as doctors, chaplains, caregivers and even poets offer wisdom that will challenge, uplift, comfort—and change the way we think about death. 

Equal parts instruction manual and spiritual testimony, it includes specific instructions and personal accounts to inspire, counsel, and teach.
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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 ...
 

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 ...
 

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 ...
 

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 ...