Advancements on PCHETA Bill

Read the official press release from the Alzheimer’s Association and Hospice of Southern Maine. Pingree, Collins, local agencies advocate passage of Palliative Care and Hospice education bill Legislation would provide expanded education, training, research and awareness of palliative care impact SCARBOROUGH, Maine (Sept. 19, 2016) – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree joined representatives of the Alzheimer’s Association, … Read moreAdvancements on PCHETA Bill

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

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal: Hospice Enrollment After Referral to Community-Based, Specialist-Level Palliative Care: Incidence, Timing, and Predictors Alexa Riggs, Brenda Breuer, Lara Dhingra, Jack Chen, Barbara Hiney, Maureen McCarthy, Russell K. Portenoy, and Helena Knotkova A High-Touch Model of Community-Based Specialist Palliative Care: Latent Class … Read moreHighlights of the August Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

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

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal: Special Series on Measuring What Matters Assessing Emotional Suffering in Palliative Care: Use of a Structured Note Template to Improve Documentation Sangeeta Lamba, Ana Berlin, Rebecca Goett, Christopher B. Ponce, Bart Holland, Susanne Walther, and the AAHPM Research Committee Writing Group … Read moreHighlights of the July Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

The Faculty’s Top 5 Reasons to Attend the AAHPM Board Review Course

The Summer Institute will be featuring an Intensive Board Review Course on July 25-27 in Pittsburgh, PA. Get ready for your Hospice and Palliative Medicine board certification examination by experiencing this redesigned program which includes didactic presentations, interactive sessions and exam-style questions. 1)      You’re awesome.  Let’s face it, other fields may have some nice folks, … Read moreThe Faculty’s Top 5 Reasons to Attend the AAHPM Board Review Course

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

Highlights of the June 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 Toward Safer Transitions: A Curriculum to Teach and Assess Hospital-to-Hospice Handoffs Neha J. Darrah and Nina R. O’Connor Original Articles Burdensome Physical and Depressive Symptoms Predict Heart Failure-Specific Health Status Over One Year Hillary D. Lum, Evan P. Carey, … Read moreHighlights of the June Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

AAHPM Represented at NQF Palliative and End-of-Life Care Meeting

The National Quality Forum (NQF) held an in-person meeting in Washington, DC, May 10-11, 2016, to re-evaluate 16 palliative & end-of-life care performance measures. Information about the measures being evaluated, the NQF process, and the NQF Standing Committee roster can be found on the NQF website.  AAHPM leaders Christine Ritchie, Paul Tatum, Gregg VandeKieft, and … Read moreAAHPM Represented at NQF Palliative and End-of-Life Care Meeting

First Neuro-Palliative Care Workshop in Peru

On May 13-14 2016, the Peruvian Societies of Palliative Care (Sociedad Peruana de Cuidados Paliativos, SPCP) and Neurology (Sociedad Peruana de Neurologia, SPN) held their first two-day conference and workshop on “Palliative Care and Neurology” in Lima, Peru. In a country without a palliative care training program, and where the development of palliative care is … Read moreFirst Neuro-Palliative Care Workshop in Peru