AAHPM Week in Review: November 5-9

An update of AAHPM activities during the week of November 5, 2018: The annual Call for Volunteers closes soon. Share your skills and expertise in hospice and palliative medicine while growing professionally and advancing the field. Volunteer opportunities include service on a committee or an advisory/working group. Deadline to complete the online application is November … Read moreAAHPM Week in Review: November 5-9

AAHPM Week in Review: October 29-November 2

An update of AAHPM activities during the week of October 29, 2018 follows: The National Consensus Project’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th ed (NCP Guidelines), endorsed by AAHPM, have been published and are available to download or purchase. The Guidelines establish a comprehensive foundation for gold-standard palliative care for all people living with … Read moreAAHPM Week in Review: October 29-November 2

New National Guidelines Call for Improved Access to Vital Palliative Care

Many people living with a serious illness who are receiving treatment for their condition, whether heart failure, lung disease, cancer or another illness,don’t have access to palliative care, which can make all the difference in how they feel physically, emotionally and spiritually. New palliative care guidelines set out to improve access to this care, which … Read moreNew National Guidelines Call for Improved Access to Vital Palliative Care

AAHPM Week in Review: October 22-26

Here’s an update of AAHPM activities during the week of October 22, 2018: The AAHPM Board of Directors met in Chicago this week. In addition to receiving reports and presentations from committees and councils, it approved 3 new developing communities, 86 new fellows of the Academy, the 2019 preliminary budget, several new product editions, the location for … Read moreAAHPM Week in Review: October 22-26

AAHPM Week in Review: October 15-19

Here’s an update of AAHPM activities during the week of October 15, 2018: AAHPM worked with the American Bar Association, UCSF Medical School and UC/Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy to create Advance Directives: Counseling Guide for Lawyers. It includes guiding principles for advance care planning, a counseling checklist for lawyers, and a … Read moreAAHPM Week in Review: October 15-19

AAHPM Week in Review: October 1-5

Staff has prepared this update of AAHPM activities during the week of October 1, 2018: Registration for the 2019 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care is now open. The Assembly is an energetic, invigorating conference that will capture your heart, re-energize your spirit, and stimulate your mind. Mark your calendar for March 13-16, 2019 … Read moreAAHPM Week in Review: October 1-5

Highlights of the October 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). Characteristics Associated With Physical Function Trajectories in Older Adults With Cancer During Chemotherapy Melisa L. Wong, Steven M. Paul, … Read moreHighlights of the October Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

AAHPM Week in Review: September 17-21

Staff has prepared this update of AAHPM activities during the week of September 17, 2018: AAHPM in partnership with the National Coalition of Hospice and Palliative Care and the RAND Corporation, were awarded a $5.5 million three-year grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop patient-reported quality measures for community-based palliative … Read moreAAHPM Week in Review: September 17-21