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ECM palliative care unit re-certified


Times Daily - Jan 9, 2017
The palliative care unit received re-certification in the Joint Commissions Advanced Certification Program for Palliative Care. The Joint Commission is the largest accrediting agency for health care organizations. It certifies more than 21,000 ...
 

'Death is hot right now': An advocate for palliative care scored big with 'Extremis'


STAT - Jan 4, 2017
Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, 36, is just three years into her career as a hospitalist at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, but she is already drawing attention in the palliative care community. Two years ago, Ungerleider turned a family ...
 

Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley gets help from ...


North Country Now - Jan 6, 2017
Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley AIM Program Director Diane Pickering, left, and Executive Director of Ruth Fishbeck, right, accept a check ...
 

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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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Palliative Care Nursing, Fourth Edition: Quality Care to the End of Life


Praise for the Third Edition:

In this comprehensive textbook on palliative care nursing, editors Marianne Matzo and Deborah Witt Sherman succeed in bringing together the heart of nursing and the true meaning of palliative care with the most current evidence based practice." --GeriPal

This fourth edition of a comprehensive text/reference that has been valued by students, educators, and practicing nurses for many years, Palliative Care Nursing continues to reflect the fundamental hospice and palliative care nursing competencies---both basic and advanced--that are essential for effective and empathetic care of patients and families.
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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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Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life


by: Ira Byock MD
From Ira Byock, prominent palliative care physician and expert in end of life decisions, a lesson in Dying Well.

Nobody should have to die in pain. Nobody should have to die alone.


This is Ira Byock's dream, and he is dedicating his life to making it come true. Dying Well brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom Dr. Byock has worked, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, pain, medical drama, and conflict. Through the true stories of patients, he shows us that a lot of important emotional work can be accomplished in the final months, weeks, and even days of life.
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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 at home


This video follows Liz Clements, a palliative community care matron, during a typical working day. Together with the Sue Ryder charity, Clements provides a ...
 

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 ...