Nursing home palliative, hospice care provide CNAs new opportunities
Dec 07, 2023
A lack of end-of-life training may leave certified nurse assistants unprepared to work with patients receiving palliative or hospice care, but nursing homes must do more to cross-train and build their...
Clinical briefs for Monday, Nov. 20
Nov 20, 2023
New study highlights urgent need for specific biomarkers in vascular cognitive impairment and dementia diagnosis … $3.9 million NIH grant supports research on effects of integrated palliative care on...
Educating neurologists, using telehealth improves outcomes in Parkinson’s
Nov 14, 2023
A new study looks at palliative care for people living with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders and found that educating neurologists and using telehealth is feasible to improve outcomes for people...
Study: Fusing palliative care into cancer surgery prep increases advance directives
Nov 08, 2023
When doctors integrate palliative care into presurgical planning, more people who went in for cancer-related surgery were able to put advanced directives in place.
Clinical briefs for Friday, Sept. 15
Sep 15, 2023
Aspergillus fumigatus fungus is a chromosomal superpower … DEA weighs telehealth visits for controlled substance prescriptions … Study explores mobile app for Alzheimer’s caregiver intervention...
Clinical briefs for Monday, Sept. 11
Sep 11, 2023
Home palliative care boosts quality of life for people with heart failure … N95 mask fitting tests can wait three years instead of one … Hormone made during exercise may reduce Alzheimer’s plaques,...
Palliative care study highlights importance of psychosocial support for LTC workers
Jun 30, 2023
Even the most confident of long-term care staff, sure of their knowledge and skills, reported “notable difficulties” providing palliative and end-of-life care during the COVID-19 pandemic, finds a...
Docs propose new palliative care framework for neuro diseases
Jun 23, 2023
Current palliative care models do not offer patients with advanced neurological illness the support they need to reduce suffering, physician experts contend.
Place of death for patients with cancer linked to states’ palliative care laws
Jun 13, 2023
Patients who die from cancer in states with palliative care laws are 12% to 18% more likely to die at home or in hospice, according to a new study.
Palliative care falling short in addressing patients’ psychological distress, study finds
Feb 28, 2023
Palliative care may be effective in managing the physical symptoms of serious illness, but it doesn’t effectively address the psychological pain that patients endure, researchers report.