Research in Children with Advanced Illnesses: Advancing the Field Together

Have you ever been in a room of like-minded individuals who share the same passion? It is an invigorating and energizing experience! Hi, my name is Cindy Bell and I am the Blogger for the pre-session Research in Children with Advanced Illnesses: Advancing the Field Together. There were several experts who presented and many more … Read moreResearch in Children with Advanced Illnesses: Advancing the Field Together

Managing Neuropathic Pain in Palliative Care

What an enjoyable and totally painless experience attending this lecture turned out to be. Stefan Freidrichsdorf was entertaining as well as completely knowledgeable about this subject. His use of movie clips to illustrate a point was unique; his case study was compelling. The case study had multiple elements that lent themselves to illustrated several points … Read moreManaging Neuropathic Pain in Palliative Care

Compassionate and Mindful End-of-life Care: A Relational-Contemplative Approach for Clinicians

Roshi Joan Halifax is no longer afraid of getting what the dying have because she has recognized she’s already got it. We are all mortal. Both as a Zen priest and medical anthropologist she has paid 40 years of close attention to the marginalized position of the dying. At Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe … Read moreCompassionate and Mindful End-of-life Care: A Relational-Contemplative Approach for Clinicians

Hospice Medical Director Course: A seamless Presentation of Material

Julie Bruno, AAHPM Director of Education, started the morning plenary session with a reminder that “life happens” at preconference workshops just as it does in real life, so one of the session speakers had to attend to a family health matter. The schedule was therefore rearranged a bit to provide the two remaining faculty time … Read moreHospice Medical Director Course: A seamless Presentation of Material