Coming to Grips with Evidence-Based Medicine

Steven Prior, MD I started All Things Palliative (ATP) in December 2012 as a way to cope with the vast amount of medical evidence for which I, as a front-line palliative care physician, felt responsible. Of the many things I’ve learned over the past 10 months, the most eye-opening has been just how enormous this … Read moreComing to Grips with Evidence-Based Medicine

Lessons from Palliative Care informed the Creation of Whole Person Care at McGill

In 2011, our burgeoning palliative care team had the unique experience to spend a week learning from the palliative care teams of McGill University. During that week we learned about the Whole Person Care Program and subsequently invited the Director of Whole Person Care, Dr. Tom Hutchinson to Mayo Clinic to lead a workshop on … Read moreLessons from Palliative Care informed the Creation of Whole Person Care at McGill

AAHPM Physician Compensation Survey Reveals Diversity in Pay, High Job Satisfaction

Charles V. (Chuck) Wellman, MD FAAHPM, is Chief Medical Director of Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, OH, and chair of AAHPM’s Leadership and Workforce Strategic Coordinating Committee It is with great pleasure that we can finally announce the availability of the AAHPM Physician Compensation and Benefits Survey Report. Two years ago a poll … Read moreAAHPM Physician Compensation Survey Reveals Diversity in Pay, High Job Satisfaction

JPSM Call for QI Papers Closes April 15

The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management is pleased to announce a call for papers that report the results of Quality Improvement initiatives in palliative care. This publication of brief reports is a joint project of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Papers focusing on … Read moreJPSM Call for QI Papers Closes April 15

MedPAC meeting in Washington on Palliative Care

I have always yearned for a Medicare Benefit for palliative care services, so it was with some excitement that I read an e-mail from MedPAC inviting me to a meeting in Washington March 23, to discuss palliative care. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is an independent Congressional agency established by the Balanced Budget Act … Read moreMedPAC meeting in Washington on Palliative Care