Palliative-Care-Focused Hospitalist Appreciates Training the Next Generation
August 29, 2012
Chithra Perumalswami, MD, says there are many aspects to caring for a patient as a palliative-care specialist and as a hospitalist that "really strike at the heart of what being a doctor is”
Estimating End-of-Life for Hospitalized Patients
July 31, 2012
Vetted prediction tools can help estimate end-of-life, but clear and empathetic discussions with dying patients and their families are more important.
End-of-Life Discussions Don’t Decrease Rate of Survival
May 25, 2012
Advance-care-planning discussions and advance directives resulted in no significant difference in survival time for patients.
Communication Vital to End-of-Life Care
May 25, 2012
I can’t speak for all loved ones who must witness the passage of a parent, a child, or a spouse, but for me, a hospitalist’s firm hand would have made a world of difference in how we navigated this inevitable event.
Hospitalist Programs Climb Aboard Palliative-Care Bandwagon
April 26, 2012
As palliative care gains traction nationwide, hospitalist programs envision larger role
HM12 SESSION ANALYSIS: Pediatric Palliative Care
April 3, 2012
Palliative care has evolved to a model of shared management with other caregivers, and isn't just code for "hospice."
Hospitalist/Palliative-Care Collaboration Aims to Reduce Readmissions
February 1, 2012
Wisconsin hospital sees positive changes since implementing Project BOOST tools
Palliative Care ‘Report Card’ Released
December 21, 2011
Report counts proportion of each state’s hospitals with access to organized palliative-care programs
Joint Commission Launches Certification for Hospital Palliative Care
October 4, 2011
A new Joint Commission program offering advanced certification for hospital-based palliative-care services is accepting applications and conducting daylong surveys through the end of this month. As with the Joint Commission’s reviews of other specialty services (e.g.
Hospitalists See Value in Palliative Care
September 7, 2011
An increasing number of hospitals are adding specialized teams