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

Below are the editor’s picks for the most recent issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (JPSM). To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Communication Disparity Between the Bereaved and Others: What Hurts Them and What Is Unhelpful? A Nationwide Study of the … Read moreHighlights of the April Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Advance Care Planning: Reminder for YOU to Have the Conversation

Coalition Blog #4 – Welcome to the fourth Coalition blog post written in support of National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD, April 16th). The scenario generally plays out the same. A person becomes ill…too ill to make decisions for themselves…too ill to communicate with the attending medical staff. Nearby family rush to the hospital bedside. The … Read moreAdvance Care Planning: Reminder for YOU to Have the Conversation

AAHPM Visionary: Christina M. Puchalski, MD MS FACP FAAHPM

Christina M. Puchalski, MD MS FACP FAAHPM Director, George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health; Professor of Medicine and Health Science, George Washington University, Washington D.C. Who has most influenced your work and what impact has he or she had? Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, a former AAHPM visionary, who is a colleague, friend … Read moreAAHPM Visionary: Christina M. Puchalski, MD MS FACP FAAHPM

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

Below are the editor’s picks for the most recent issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (JPSM). To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Gabapentin as an Adjuvant Therapy for Prevention of Acute Phantom-Limb Pain in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Amputation for Malignant Bone … Read moreHighlights of the March Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

AAHPM Visionary: Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD MA MDE BCPS CPE

Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD MA MDE BCPS CPE Professor and Executive Director, Advanced Post-Graduate Education in Palliative Care, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, MD Who has most influenced your work and what impact has he or she had? When I considered this question I realized that it takes … Read moreAAHPM Visionary: Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD MA MDE BCPS CPE