AAHPM Visionary: J. Randall Curtis, MD MPH

Randall Curtis, MD MPH Professor of Medicine, American Lung Association Endowed Chair in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Director, Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, WA Who has most influenced your work and what impact has he or she had? There have been many people in palliative care who … Read moreAAHPM Visionary: J. Randall Curtis, MD MPH

AAHPM, AMGA, and OptumLabs awarded grant funding from AARP

AAHPM, in collaboration with the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) and OptumLabs, has been awarded grant funding from AARP to develop and test new pain treatment and other outcome measures in a “seriously-ill” population as part of the National Quality Forum (NQF’s) Measure Incubator project. The principal investigators and Academy staff are working with OptumLabs’ … Read moreAAHPM, AMGA, and OptumLabs awarded grant funding from AARP

Highlights of the January 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). The View of Clergy Regarding Ethical Controversies in Care at the End of … Read moreHighlights of the January Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

The NCHPC Structure, Key Activities and Ongoing Projects

Coalition Blog – #2 – Welcome to the second Coalition Blog Post! For a brief description of the Coalition, please see our previous blog. Our nine Coalition Member Organizations and staff work collaboratively on a number of Coalition activities that can be categorized into two large “buckets” of work: Standard Coalition Activities (i.e., advancing the … Read moreThe NCHPC Structure, Key Activities and Ongoing Projects

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

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal: Original Articles End-of-Life Experience of Older Adults Dying of End-Stage Renal Disease: A Comparison With Cancer Melissa W. Wachterman, Stuart, R. Lipsitz, Karl A. Lorenz, Edward R. Marcantonio, Zhonghe Li, and Nancy L. Keating Effect of Prophylactic Fentanyl Buccal Tablet on … Read moreHighlights of the December Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Visionaries: How They Inspire Others

Physicians, nurses, and researchers were voted the top 30 Visionaries in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, as the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) celebrates its 30th anniversary. To commemorate its anniversary, the Academy asked members to nominate individuals they considered to be the most influential leaders in hospice and palliative medicine, and then … Read moreHospice and Palliative Medicine Visionaries: How They Inspire Others

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

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal: Original Articles Gaps in Provision of Primary and Specialty Palliative Care in the Acute Care Setting by Race and Ethnicity Elizabeth Chuang, Aluko A. Hope, Katherine Allyn, Elissa Szalkiewicz, Brittany Gary, and Michelle N. Gong Supply-Side Differences Only Modestly Associated with … Read moreHighlights of the November Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice

We currently face an unprecedented crisis involving opioids, as anyone paying attention to media reports knows. More people are dying of overdoses than die from vehicular crashes or from gun violence. Many of these overdose deaths, and most of the recently noted increases, involve opioids. The reasons for the recent increase are multifactorial. One cause … Read moreOpioid Prescribing: Safe Practice

Palliative Care and Hospice Organizations Collaborate to Advance the Field

The National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care: Working together to coordinate, communicate, and collaborate on advocacy, quality, and beyond Inaugural Issue #1 – What is the Coalition? Why is it Important? Welcome to the first blog post from our Coalition. If you have attended a hospice or palliative care conference in the last few … Read morePalliative Care and Hospice Organizations Collaborate to Advance the Field