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.
Study aims to bring relief for patients removed from ventilators at end of life

Study aims to bring relief for patients removed from ventilators at end of life

Oncologists highlight the need for more palliative care training

Oncologists highlight the need for more palliative care training

Study highlights the benefits of palliative care for heart failure patients

Study highlights the benefits of palliative care for heart failure patients

Bringing ‘Poogie’ home: Hospice in the time of COVID-19

Bringing ‘Poogie’ home: Hospice in the time of COVID-19

New app to be developed to protect carers, support workers during COVID-19 pandemic

New app to be developed to protect carers, support workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Palliative care helped family face ‘the awful, awful truth’

Palliative care helped family face ‘the awful, awful truth’

Scientists launch clinical trial to test the efficacy of HIV drug against COVID-19 infection

Scientists launch clinical trial to test the efficacy of HIV drug against COVID-19 infection

Emergency-style palliative care needs to implemented for severely ill COVID-19 patients

Emergency-style palliative care needs to implemented for severely ill COVID-19 patients

COVID-19: Guidance to support healthcare staff having difficult conversations about end of life

COVID-19: Guidance to support healthcare staff having difficult conversations about end of life

What are the challenges facing palliative care during COVID-19?

What are the challenges facing palliative care during COVID-19?

NCCN publishes recommendations for assessing quality improvements in cancer care

NCCN publishes recommendations for assessing quality improvements in cancer care

FAIR Health launches website feature to aid shared decision making for palliative care

FAIR Health launches website feature to aid shared decision making for palliative care

Hospices struggle to provide bereavement support to children before and after parental death

Hospices struggle to provide bereavement support to children before and after parental death

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