With all the news about Ebola, I suspect many of us are thinking about what our role might be in an outbreak. Certainly patients dying of this distressing disease can use excellent symptom management, but are there things we can learn from all this? Here are my initial thoughts, but I would love to hear … Read moreEbola and Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Discussion around spirituality and religion are more evident and public in our academic circles and in our society in general. A good thing I believe. A stroll through my Twitter feeds this morning yielded an article about a legal challenge in New York State to the tax exempt status of a pagan group presumably in … Read moreSpirituality + Religion? Spirituality vs. Religion? Spirituality includes Religion?
Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal: Promoting Evidence in Practice Multidisciplinary Management of Cancer Pain: Commentary on Chen et al. Julie Waldfogel and Sydney M. Dy Normal Vital Signs as Death Approaches: Commentary on Bruera, et al. Jay R. Thomas Original Articles Impact of a Clinical Pharmacist-Led … Read moreHighlights of the October Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
For patients and their loved ones, no care decisions are more profound than those made near the end of life. For the millions of Americans who work in or with the health care sector—including clinicians, clergy, caregivers, and support staff—providing high-quality care for people who are nearing the end of life is a matter of … Read moreInsights on IOM’s Dying in America Report