Highlights of the February 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). Results of a Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study of Nabiximols Oromucosal Spray as a Adjunctive Therapy in Advanced Cancer Patients … Read moreHighlights of the February Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th Edition

Coalition Blog #3 – Welcome to the third National Coalition blog post! Read previous blogs. Background In January 2017, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awarded the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (NCHPC) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation a two-year grant to update the National Consensus Project (NCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care to … Read moreNational Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th Edition

AAHPM Visionary: Frank D. Ferris, MD FAACE FAAHPM

Frank D. Ferris, MD FAACE FAAHPM Executive Director, Palliative Medicine, Research and Education, OhioHealth, OH  Who has most influenced your work and what impact has he or she had? Mary Vachon, RN, PhD from Toronto is the person how most influenced my early career. She continues to be a model advocate for patient-centered care and … Read moreAAHPM Visionary: Frank D. Ferris, MD FAACE FAAHPM

AAHPM Visionary: Constance Dahlin, MSN ANP-BC ACHPN FPCN FAAN

Who has most influenced your work and what impact has he or she had? I feel incredibly blessed to have been accompanied by wonderful people at various points throughout my career to guide me from novice to expert palliative clinician, educator, and leader. As a novice, my first nurse manager, Monica Hynes, encouraged me to … Read moreAAHPM Visionary: Constance Dahlin, MSN ANP-BC ACHPN FPCN FAAN

AAHPM Visionary: J. Randall Curtis, MD MPH

Randall Curtis, MD MPH Professor of Medicine, American Lung Association Endowed Chair in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Director, Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, WA Who has most influenced your work and what impact has he or she had? There have been many people in palliative care who … Read moreAAHPM Visionary: J. Randall Curtis, MD MPH

AAHPM, AMGA, and OptumLabs awarded grant funding from AARP

AAHPM, in collaboration with the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) and OptumLabs, has been awarded grant funding from AARP to develop and test new pain treatment and other outcome measures in a “seriously-ill” population as part of the National Quality Forum (NQF’s) Measure Incubator project. The principal investigators and Academy staff are working with OptumLabs’ … Read moreAAHPM, AMGA, and OptumLabs awarded grant funding from AARP

Highlights of the January 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). The View of Clergy Regarding Ethical Controversies in Care at the End of … Read moreHighlights of the January Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

The NCHPC Structure, Key Activities and Ongoing Projects

Coalition Blog – #2 – Welcome to the second Coalition Blog Post! For a brief description of the Coalition, please see our previous blog. Our nine Coalition Member Organizations and staff work collaboratively on a number of Coalition activities that can be categorized into two large “buckets” of work: Standard Coalition Activities (i.e., advancing the … Read moreThe NCHPC Structure, Key Activities and Ongoing Projects

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: Original Articles End-of-Life Experience of Older Adults Dying of End-Stage Renal Disease: A Comparison With Cancer Melissa W. Wachterman, Stuart, R. Lipsitz, Karl A. Lorenz, Edward R. Marcantonio, Zhonghe Li, and Nancy L. Keating Effect of Prophylactic Fentanyl Buccal Tablet on … Read moreHighlights of the December Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management