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?

What exactly is the State of the Science Meeting?

Here’s everything you need to know about the State of the Science in Hospice and Palliative Care Research Symposium, being held in San Diego, CA, March 20-22, 2020. The State of the Science is AAHPM’s first research meeting. During this pilot meeting, AAHPM has strategically located the meeting in the same city and similar time … Read moreWhat exactly is the State of the Science Meeting?

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

Participate in Mapping Community Palliative Care

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), in collaboration with the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (NCHPC), is launching an exciting new initiative to build a comprehensive inventory of community palliative care programs across all service settings—including home, office/clinic, and long-term care. While there is growing research demonstrating the positive impact of palliative … Read moreParticipate in Mapping Community Palliative Care

Cambia Health Foundation Announces 10 New Sojourns Scholars to Advance Palliative Care

Elite group of physicians and nurses demonstrate strong leadership potential and commitment to expanding palliative care. PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 20, 2017) – The Cambia Health Foundation has announced the acceptance of 10 new physicians and nurses into the Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program, the Foundation’s signature program to develop emerging palliative care leaders. With this new … Read moreCambia Health Foundation Announces 10 New Sojourns Scholars to Advance Palliative Care