Larry Beresford, freelance medical journalist in Alameda, CA (Twitter: @larryberesford) The Institute of Medicine’s landmark new report, Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life, developed with the active participation of several AAHPM leaders in an exhaustive, 2-year process of evidence-based deliberation, was released on September 17. It contains … Read moreCall for Action: The IOM Report
Congratulations to These Inspiring Hospice and Palliative Medicine Leaders Under 40 In fall 2014, AAHPM called upon members to nominate accomplished hospice and palliative medicine professionals under the age of 40. More than 75 nominations were submitted highlighting exceptional work contributions by the next generation of hospice and palliative medicine leaders. Eligible candidates were evaluated … Read moreAAHPM Unveils List of Inspiring HPM Leaders Under 40
By Gregg VandeKieft, MD MA FAAFP FAAHPM Co-chair, AAHPM Public Policy Committee The following is part of a three-post progressive blog about advance care planning, prompted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) decision not to pay for the new “complex” advance care planning codes in this year’s Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Now is … Read moreOrganizational Advocacy Key to Promoting Advance Care Planning… Now it’s Time for Individuals to Make Their Voices Heard!
Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal: Original Articles Strategies to Support Recruitment of Patients With Life-Limiting Illness for Research: The Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group Laura C. Hanson, Janet Bull, Kathryn Wessell, Lisa Massie, Rachael E. Bennett, Jean S. Kutner, Noreen M. Aziz, and Amy Abernethy Symptom … Read moreHighlights of the December Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management