Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Some are having success using new Medicare billing codes, while other doctors say barriers are preventing usage.
The 90-year-old woman in the San Diego–area nursing home was quite clear, said Karl Steinberg, MD. She didn’t want aggressive measures to prolong...
From the Journals
Palliative care in surgery remains understudied, according to a work group convened by the National Institutes of Health and the National...
WAIKOLOA, HAWAII – The FRAIL scale questionnaire predicts functional status and mortality at 1 year among geriatric trauma patients and is a...
Prescription opioid pain or cough medicines and benzodiazepines will now carry the strongest available warning regarding serious side effects and...
All patients who are readmitted to the SICU should be seen by palliative care to assess their overall goals of care and understanding of their...
Key clinical point: Early palliative care for cancer patients improved quality of life and lowered the incidence of depression for caregivers....
Nonopioid therapy is the preferred approach to manage chronic pain outside of active cancer, palliative, and end-of-life care, the CDC said.
A neurosurgeon who had just completed his residency has left a memoir of his experiences as a physician, patient, and a dying man.