Highlights of the October Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal: Original Articles The Trial of Ascertaining Individual Preferences for Loved Ones’ Role in End-of-Life Decisions (TAILORED) Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial to Improve Surrogate Decision Making Daniel P. Sulmasy, Mark T. Hughes, Gayane Yenokyan, Joan Kub, Peter B. Terry, Alan B. … Read moreHighlights of the October Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

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

Highlights of the April Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal: Original Articles Measuring Advance Care Planning: Optimizing the Advance Care Planning Engagement Survey Rebecca L. Sudore, Daren K. Heyland, Deborah E. Barnes, Michelle Howard, Konrad Fassbender, Carole A. Robinson, John Boscardin, and John J. You Longitudinal Examination of Symptom Profiles Among … Read moreHighlights of the April Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Highlights of the February Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal: Education Exchange Teaching the Art of Difficult Family Conversations Rita Dadiz, Michael L. Spear, and Erin Denney-Koelsch Original Articles Dignity Therapy and Life Review for Palliative Care Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial Dean Vuksanovic, Heather J. Green, Murray Dyck, and Shirley … Read moreHighlights of the February Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Quick Take on the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: 5 Things You Should Know

By Phillip E. Rodgers, MD FAAHPM Co-chair, AAHPM Public Policy Committee and Quality-Payment Working Group AAHPM Representative, American Medical Association/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update (RUC) Advisory Committee On Nov. 15, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule. (Access a CMS Fact Sheet.)  Each … Read moreQuick Take on the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: 5 Things You Should Know

Highlights of the December Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal: Education Exchange How Islam Influences End-of-Life Care: Education for Palliative Care Clinicians Madeline Leong, Sage Olnick, Tahara Akmal, Amanda Copenhaver, and Rab Razzak Special Series on Measuring What Matters Adherence to Measuring What Matters Items When Caring for Patients with Hematologic … Read moreHighlights of the December Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Research & Retreats: An Inside Look from AAHPM President Christian Sinclair

Each year, AAHPM awards a number of scholarships to deserving individuals to attend the Annual Kathleen M. Foley Palliative Care Retreat & Research Symposium through the Research Scholars Program. Congratulations to our 2016 recipients! Gain an insider’s view of the retreat from current AAHPM President Christian Sinclair. _____________________ During this year as president of the … Read moreResearch & Retreats: An Inside Look from AAHPM President Christian Sinclair

A One-On-One with Extremis’ Dr. Jessica Zitter

In September 2016, Netflix released an original documentary, “Extremis”; a 24-minute account of the end of life experience in an ICU setting. The AAHPM member featured in the documentary, Jessica Zitter, MD, recounts her journey to becoming a hospice and palliative medicine physician and her idea for the documentary. “In 2009, I realized the need … Read moreA One-On-One with Extremis’ Dr. Jessica Zitter

A Take on the Hospice Course – From the Presenters

The Summer Institute is featuring Hospice Practice is Changing – Take Charge! where you can learn the latest knowledge and tools to advance your practice and prepare for what’s coming. See what the presenters have to say about this upcoming course in Pittsburgh, PA, July 26-27, 2016. . Deepen your knowledge and understanding of the … Read moreA Take on the Hospice Course – From the Presenters

AAHPM Provides Consultation to National Board of Medical Examiners on USMLE Step Exams

Physicians in all subspecialties care for patients with serious illnesses, terminal illnesses, and those near death. There is increasing discussion of the need for all physicians to have basic palliative care skills relevant to their own individual subspecialties, in order to optimally care for patients with serious illnesses. The foundational knowledge necessary to provide this … Read moreAAHPM Provides Consultation to National Board of Medical Examiners on USMLE Step Exams