Emerging Leader Spotlight: Emily Martin, MD

What does it mean to be named an Emerging Leader in Hospice and Palliative Medicine? I am extremely honored to be among those recognized by AAHPM for my contributions and commitment to advancing the field of hospice and palliative medicine. I feel quite privileged to be part of such a special community and am filled … Read moreEmerging Leader Spotlight: Emily Martin, MD

Emerging Leader Spotlight: Elisha Waldman, MD FAAHPM

What does it mean to be named an Emerging Leader in Hospice and Palliative Medicine? It is of course a great honor and tremendously gratifying to feel that one’s work is recognized. Especially as someone who came to this having practiced another field of medicine for some time, the recognition provides a degree of validation … Read moreEmerging Leader Spotlight: Elisha Waldman, MD FAAHPM

Emerging Leader Spotlight: Dulce Cruz-Oliver, MD CMD FAAHPM

What does it mean to be named an Emerging Leader in Hospice and Palliative Medicine? To be named an Emerging Leader in Hospice and Palliative Medicine means to continue to work for the progressive development of the field. It is a recognition to the efforts already done and a motive to continue excelling the field. … Read moreEmerging Leader Spotlight: Dulce Cruz-Oliver, MD CMD FAAHPM

Emerging Leader Spotlight: Caroline Hurd, MD FAAHPM

What does it mean to be named an Emerging Leader in hospice and palliative medicine? For much of the last five years, I’ve focused my attention on interprofessional education and communication training. Teaching with talented interprofessional colleagues has brought me some of the greatest joy in my practice. Being named an Emerging Leader in hospice … Read moreEmerging Leader Spotlight: Caroline Hurd, MD FAAHPM

Plans Progress for the State of the Science in Hospice and Palliative Care Research Symposium

AAHPM has been collaborating with the hospice and palliative care research community to create a new meeting to support and advance the science in our field. This new meeting is the State of the Science in Hospice and Palliative Care research symposium, taking place March 20-22 in San Diego, CA, co-located with the AAHPM Annual … Read morePlans Progress for the State of the Science in Hospice and Palliative Care Research Symposium

Reflections from the 2019 Foley Retreat

By Laura Petrillo,  MD What an honor to join the 13th annual Kathleen Foley retreat as an AAHPM Scholar this year! It was clear from Dr. Sean Morrison’s opening remarks that the 2019 retreat would not shy away from difficult topics, such as how to address inequitable health care delivery and gender bias, and how … Read moreReflections from the 2019 Foley Retreat

State of the Science in Hospice in Palliative Care: Who Should Go and Why?

If you’re like me, then you can’t get enough of these exciting meetings with high concentrations of hospice and palliative care researchers: the National Palliative Care Research Center’s Annual Foley Retreat, the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group meetings, the Beeson meeting, and more.  All of these meetings have high concentrations of engaged palliative care researchers. Similarly, the Annual Assembly of … Read moreState of the Science in Hospice in Palliative Care: Who Should Go and Why?

New National Guidelines Call for Improved Access to Vital Palliative Care

Many people living with a serious illness who are receiving treatment for their condition, whether heart failure, lung disease, cancer or another illness,don’t have access to palliative care, which can make all the difference in how they feel physically, emotionally and spiritually. New palliative care guidelines set out to improve access to this care, which … Read moreNew National Guidelines Call for Improved Access to Vital Palliative Care

Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice

We currently face an unprecedented crisis involving opioids, as anyone paying attention to media reports knows. More people are dying of overdoses than die from vehicular crashes or from gun violence. Many of these overdose deaths, and most of the recently noted increases, involve opioids. The reasons for the recent increase are multifactorial. One cause … Read moreOpioid Prescribing: Safe Practice

Palliative Care and Hospice Organizations Collaborate to Advance the Field

The National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care: Working together to coordinate, communicate, and collaborate on advocacy, quality, and beyond Inaugural Issue #1 – What is the Coalition? Why is it Important? Welcome to the first blog post from our Coalition. If you have attended a hospice or palliative care conference in the last few … Read morePalliative Care and Hospice Organizations Collaborate to Advance the Field