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Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.
New $300,000 grant-funded program to address opioid prescribing for cancer patients

New $300,000 grant-funded program to address opioid prescribing for cancer patients

Study finds increase in pediatric palliative care involvement for children with VADs

Study finds increase in pediatric palliative care involvement for children with VADs

Decision not to offer or perform CPR can be at the discretion of treating physicians

Decision not to offer or perform CPR can be at the discretion of treating physicians

UIC receives $1.8 million CDC grant for new breast cancer survivorship research

UIC receives $1.8 million CDC grant for new breast cancer survivorship research

Nurse-researcher to help develop culturally appropriate Native American palliative care programs

Nurse-researcher to help develop culturally appropriate Native American palliative care programs

Program to fulfill dying patients' last wishes can be powerful, affordable in many settings

Program to fulfill dying patients' last wishes can be powerful, affordable in many settings

Ocean Medical Center receives major grant to support children with multiple health issues

Ocean Medical Center receives major grant to support children with multiple health issues

Optometrists reduce opioid prescription without increasing pain

Optometrists reduce opioid prescription without increasing pain

Nursing experts to receive the Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Award

Nursing experts to receive the Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Award

New algorithm flags cancer patients in need of advance care planning conversations

New algorithm flags cancer patients in need of advance care planning conversations

Protein mutation that causes inflammatory bowel diseases becomes dysfunctional

Protein mutation that causes inflammatory bowel diseases becomes dysfunctional

Naloxone distribution increases rapidly after availability of kits at Ontario pharmacies

Naloxone distribution increases rapidly after availability of kits at Ontario pharmacies

ACT shows promise for treating fear of recurrence in cancer survivors

ACT shows promise for treating fear of recurrence in cancer survivors

As Medicare enrollment nears, popular price comparison tool is missing

As Medicare enrollment nears, popular price comparison tool is missing

Penn Medicine awarded $22 million to apply scientific solutions to reverse opioid crisis

Penn Medicine awarded $22 million to apply scientific solutions to reverse opioid crisis

Potentially preventable ICU admissions could reduce costs, improve care

Potentially preventable ICU admissions could reduce costs, improve care

Interprofessional education aims to foster learning, collaboration among healthcare students

Interprofessional education aims to foster learning, collaboration among healthcare students

UIC receives $2.8 million NIH funding to tackle opioid use among people with kidney disease

UIC receives $2.8 million NIH funding to tackle opioid use among people with kidney disease

ICU nurses' moral distress levels differ based on perceived use of palliative care

ICU nurses' moral distress levels differ based on perceived use of palliative care

Prediction system found to be effective at increasing palliative care consultations

Prediction system found to be effective at increasing palliative care consultations