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.
Research group establishes the socio-emotional value generated by a hospital

Research group establishes the socio-emotional value generated by a hospital

Study highlights urgent need to address funding and workforce in palliative care

Study highlights urgent need to address funding and workforce in palliative care

'Watch-and-Wait' strategy may help rectal cancer patients to safely evade surgery

'Watch-and-Wait' strategy may help rectal cancer patients to safely evade surgery

A collaborative partnership to understand the impact of music therapies on mental health

A collaborative partnership to understand the impact of music therapies on mental health

Patients want a ‘good death’ at home, but hospice care can badly strain families

Patients want a ‘good death’ at home, but hospice care can badly strain families

Medicinal cannabis may not alleviate sleep problems over the long term

Medicinal cannabis may not alleviate sleep problems over the long term

Asian parents with terminally ill children may not share psychological pain with their spouses

Asian parents with terminally ill children may not share psychological pain with their spouses

Study points to unsafe opioid self-management practices among cancer patients

Study points to unsafe opioid self-management practices among cancer patients

Universal health coverage a strategic priority

Universal health coverage a strategic priority

Online decision aid provides more knowledge about the benefits of genomic sequencing

Online decision aid provides more knowledge about the benefits of genomic sequencing

Researchers use machine learning to better understand conversations about death

Researchers use machine learning to better understand conversations about death

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