Evidence-Based Approach to Cutaneous Treatments

This morning, I attended the concurrent session on the evidence-based cutaneous treatment of nausea, pain, and neuropathy. This was overall a good session, although it reinforced the need for more research in this area since some of what we are practicing in this area is not highly evidence-based. Some of the salient points: Cutaneous treatment … Read moreEvidence-Based Approach to Cutaneous Treatments

Just Being

Makowski and Epstein presented a wonderful explanation of the differences between mindfulness and mindlessness. Mindfulness is purposeful with attention to one’s own mutual process during every day work with the goal of practicing clarity and compassion. I have to admit that being present totally takes a lot of work some days and the component of … Read moreJust Being

Why you should be involved in policy – More from Diane Meier

Diane Meier made a compelling case for the PC provider to be involved in the policy process. “The original sin”- of health care is that providers and patients determine what care is necessary with no regard to cost vs. benefit. We spend 16.2% of GDP on healthcare, but rank 40th in quality indices worldwide. And … Read moreWhy you should be involved in policy – More from Diane Meier

Policy Goals

Sean Morrison set a fantastic vision for the ultimate goal for Palliative Care (PC) in the future: All patients will know what PC is and when to ask for it All providers will have the knowledge and skills to administer basic PC There will be the necessary infrastructure to deliver HIGH QUALITY PC. But as … Read morePolicy Goals

Research in Children with Advanced Illnesses: Advancing the Field Together

Have you ever been in a room of like-minded individuals who share the same passion? It is an invigorating and energizing experience! Hi, my name is Cindy Bell and I am the Blogger for the pre-session Research in Children with Advanced Illnesses: Advancing the Field Together. There were several experts who presented and many more … Read moreResearch in Children with Advanced Illnesses: Advancing the Field Together