Resources to Prepare for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Board Exam

We have started to get a lot of questions about how best to study for the 2018 Hospice and Palliative Medicine Board Exam. Yes, that one that many of us took a little less than 10 years ago and now it’s coming due. Or the one that you need to take after completing your fellowship … Read moreResources to Prepare for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Board Exam

AAHPM Visionary James A. Tulsky, MD FACP FAAHPM

James A. Tulsky, MD FACP FAAHPM Chair, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, MA  Who has most influenced your work and what impact has he or she had? I am deeply indebted to many amazing teachers from whom I’ve learned over the years, and if … Read moreAAHPM Visionary James A. Tulsky, MD FACP FAAHPM

Highlights of the May Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Below are the editor’s picks for the most recent issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (JPSM). To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Palliative Radiation Oncology Consult Service Reduces Total Costs During Hospitalization Sanders Chang, Peter May, Nathan E. Goldstein, Juan Wisnivesky, … Read moreHighlights of the May Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

AAHPM Visionary: Thomas J. Smith, MD FACP FASCO FAAHPM

Thomas J. Smith, MD FACP FASCO FAAHPM Professor of Oncology; Harry J. Duffey Family Professor of Palliative Medicine; Director of Palliative Medicine, John Hopkins Medical Institute, MD  Who has most influenced your work and what impact has he or she had? Dr. Galen Wampler, my first oncology attending. He insisted that oncologists should be like … Read moreAAHPM Visionary: Thomas J. Smith, MD FACP FASCO FAAHPM

AAHPM Visionary: Christian T. Sinclair, MD FAAHPM

Christian T. Sinclair, MD FAAHPM Outpatient Palliative Oncology Lead, Division of Palliative Medicine, The University of Kansas Health System, KS Who has most influenced your work and what impact has he or she had? There have been a lot of key figures who have given me personal advice, and wonderful mentorship, but if I think … Read moreAAHPM Visionary: Christian T. Sinclair, MD FAAHPM

Highlights of the April Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Below are the editor’s picks for the most recent issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (JPSM). To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Communication Disparity Between the Bereaved and Others: What Hurts Them and What Is Unhelpful? A Nationwide Study of the … Read moreHighlights of the April Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Advance Care Planning: Reminder for YOU to Have the Conversation

Coalition Blog #4 – Welcome to the fourth Coalition blog post written in support of National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD, April 16th). The scenario generally plays out the same. A person becomes ill…too ill to make decisions for themselves…too ill to communicate with the attending medical staff. Nearby family rush to the hospital bedside. The … Read moreAdvance Care Planning: Reminder for YOU to Have the Conversation