How Technology Can Bridge the Miles Between Family

End-of-life and palliative care providers are often called upon to help ease the burden of care for faraway family members. But it’s important to know about new technology that can bridge the gap and allow adult children, grandchildren, and siblings to be involved and in-the-loop. Communication devices, monitors, and even senior-oriented GPS tracking can all … Read moreHow Technology Can Bridge the Miles Between Family

AAHPM Visionary: Sarah E. Friebert, MD FAAP FAAHPM

Sarah E. Friebert, MD FAAP FAAHPM Director, Pediatric Palliative Care, Akron Children’s Hospital, OH Who has most influenced your work and what impact has he or she had? I believe I was led into this work by those I’ve had the privilege of serving. In particular, two little boys, both named Andrew, were instrumental in … Read moreAAHPM Visionary: Sarah E. Friebert, MD FAAP FAAHPM

Highlights of the February 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). Results of a Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study of Nabiximols Oromucosal Spray as a Adjunctive Therapy in Advanced Cancer Patients … Read moreHighlights of the February Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th Edition

Coalition Blog #3 – Welcome to the third National Coalition blog post! Read previous blogs. Background In January 2017, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awarded the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (NCHPC) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation a two-year grant to update the National Consensus Project (NCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care to … Read moreNational Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th Edition

AAHPM Visionary: Frank D. Ferris, MD FAACE FAAHPM

Frank D. Ferris, MD FAACE FAAHPM Executive Director, Palliative Medicine, Research and Education, OhioHealth, OH  Who has most influenced your work and what impact has he or she had? Mary Vachon, RN, PhD from Toronto is the person how most influenced my early career. She continues to be a model advocate for patient-centered care and … Read moreAAHPM Visionary: Frank D. Ferris, MD FAACE FAAHPM

AAHPM Visionary: Constance Dahlin, MSN ANP-BC ACHPN FPCN FAAN

Who has most influenced your work and what impact has he or she had? I feel incredibly blessed to have been accompanied by wonderful people at various points throughout my career to guide me from novice to expert palliative clinician, educator, and leader. As a novice, my first nurse manager, Monica Hynes, encouraged me to … Read moreAAHPM Visionary: Constance Dahlin, MSN ANP-BC ACHPN FPCN FAAN

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