Has this happened to you? Your elderly patient can’t sleep their last night in the hospital before being discharged home with hospice care so the on-call physician orders a sedative-hypnotic. When the patient becomes confused and agitated, a CT scan of the head is ordered. Or how about this one: Your patient with stage IV … Read moreChoosing Wisely in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Yesterday, July 19, AAHPM’s efforts in crafting legislation aimed at expanding opportunities for interdisciplinary education and training in palliative care came to fruition when the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) was introduced in the United States Congress. The bill was introduced as S.3407 by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and as H.R.6155 … Read moreIt is time for you to act! Help expand the palliative care workforce.