Palliative Care News and Research

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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.
Amid for-profit surge, rural hospice has offered free care for 40 years

Amid for-profit surge, rural hospice has offered free care for 40 years

Researchers examine how palliative care impacts heart failure patients

Researchers examine how palliative care impacts heart failure patients

Columbia scientists receive grant from CZI to construct atlas of cells in human spinal cord

Columbia scientists receive grant from CZI to construct atlas of cells in human spinal cord

Study: Topical analgesics may provide effective, safe treatment alternative to opioids

Study: Topical analgesics may provide effective, safe treatment alternative to opioids

Risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer

Risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer

New HIVMA guidelines recommend screening everyone with HIV for chronic pain

New HIVMA guidelines recommend screening everyone with HIV for chronic pain

VUMC and Bayer agree on strategic research alliance to develop new therapies for kidney diseases

VUMC and Bayer agree on strategic research alliance to develop new therapies for kidney diseases

Study identifies late effects that may interfere with work status of young adult cancer survivors

Study identifies late effects that may interfere with work status of young adult cancer survivors

Shedding new light on hospice care: No need to wait for the ‘brink of death’

Shedding new light on hospice care: No need to wait for the ‘brink of death’

Special program enables nurses to better prepare for providing palliative care

Special program enables nurses to better prepare for providing palliative care

Review: Palliative care makes progress only in small subset of countries in Africa

Review: Palliative care makes progress only in small subset of countries in Africa

New study finds lack of adherence to lifesaving treatment among breast cancer patients on opioids

New study finds lack of adherence to lifesaving treatment among breast cancer patients on opioids

Comprehensive program takes patient care to next level by improving lives of women with ovarian cancer

Comprehensive program takes patient care to next level by improving lives of women with ovarian cancer

Study: Tired family caregivers linked to greater ER visits, higher health care costs for disabled elders

Study: Tired family caregivers linked to greater ER visits, higher health care costs for disabled elders

Dying at home in an opioid crisis: Hospices grapple with stolen meds

Dying at home in an opioid crisis: Hospices grapple with stolen meds

Despite advance directive, dementia patient denied last wish, says spouse

Despite advance directive, dementia patient denied last wish, says spouse

End-of-life advice: More than 500,000 chat on Medicare’s dime

End-of-life advice: More than 500,000 chat on Medicare’s dime

Study shows poor survival of advanced cancer patients with delirium in emergency departments

Study shows poor survival of advanced cancer patients with delirium in emergency departments

Researchers discover potential chemical 'silver bullet' to reduce risk of colon cancer

Researchers discover potential chemical 'silver bullet' to reduce risk of colon cancer

Older adults receive more caregiver support at the end of life

Older adults receive more caregiver support at the end of life