By Angela Hult, Cambia Health Foundation “If we want to transform something as huge as health care, we have to think big. We need to change the way the people we love are dying.” –Ellen Goodman That’s what Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman told the crowd at last week’s Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Awards luncheon … Read moreCambia Health Foundation honors palliative care pioneers
In a recent blog post I wrote about the Mayo Transform conference awarding The Personal Caring Initiative with an iSpot award to showcase our work in providing personalized care to seriously ill people and their loved ones. This initiative includes the development of a palliative care service line, however we have taken several deliberate steps … Read moreThe Personal Caring Initiative: A Transformative Approach to Palliative Care in a Regional Medical Center
As the field of Hospice and Palliative Medicine grows up and integrates into mainstream medicine, we find ourselves increasingly focused on building the evidence base for our practice and developing quality measures that will drive the best outcomes. That’s a noble endeavor, but as we struggle with the science, we run the risk of losing … Read moreQuality Measures─ Where’s the Compassion?
In 2011, our burgeoning palliative care team had the unique experience to spend a week learning from the palliative care teams of McGill University. During that week we learned about the Whole Person Care Program and subsequently invited the Director of Whole Person Care, Dr. Tom Hutchinson to Mayo Clinic to lead a workshop on … Read moreLessons from Palliative Care informed the Creation of Whole Person Care at McGill