The Pros and Cons of a Fellow Match

Nicky Quinlan, MBBChBAO MRCPI, and Conrad Williams IV, MD Hospice and palliative medicine (HPM) is growing as an accredited specialty, in keeping with the growing need for timely palliative care for the seriously ill population of all ages. Currently, the only route to HPM board certification is through an accredited fellowship. HPM has not yet … Read moreThe Pros and Cons of a Fellow Match

Collaboration Between Palliative Medicine and Oncology

Larry Beresford The opportunities—and the imperatives—for the palliative care field to collaborate with other physicians, and with oncologists in particular, are detailed in an article I wrote for the latest issue of AAHPM’s Quarterly newsletter. The Academy is partnering with oncology groups on a number of fronts, including a joint project with the American Society … Read moreCollaboration Between Palliative Medicine and Oncology

Moving PCHETA on Capitol Hill: A Q&A with the Academy’s Lobbyist

Years of Academy effort to develop legislation that expands opportunities for interdisciplinary education and training in palliative care paid off last summer when the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) was introduced in Congress by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY-16). (Access a summary of the bill.) In March … Read moreMoving PCHETA on Capitol Hill: A Q&A with the Academy’s Lobbyist

Education Resource Email #4: PalliTalk

Dear Education SIG members, Welcome to the first new Education SIG Resource Email of the year. This email provides further information on “PalliTalk” which you heard about in an email on this listserve last week. PalliTalk is a train-the-trainer course for palliative care faculty interested in learning to teach communication skills to their fellows using … Read moreEducation Resource Email #4: PalliTalk