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Speakers address palliative care, pain management, treating ‘whole person’

17 at the Palliative Care and Spirituality for Life conference ... While 87 percent of veterinary medicine staff are trained in pain management for animals, only 31 percent of nurses and 16 percent of medical students have training to manage pain in ...

Source: Crux
Published: 29 Sep 2018

Palliative care: Pain Management

The pain syndrome must be assessed with detail to ascertain which components of pain prevail, as this will lead to the optimal choice of intervention (i.e., pharmacological, interventional) for each individual. Pharmacological management is one of many ...

Source: Clinical Advisor
Published: 21 Dec 2016

Family Caregivers' Medication Management of Symptoms in Patients With Cancer Near Death

The shift of healthcare delivery from the hospital to the home and the availability of palliative care/hospice expertise ... The theory of Family Caregivers' Medication Management of Symptoms in Patients with Cancer near Death emerged with six stages ...

Source: LWW Journals
Published: 04 Oct 2017

Palliative Care May Help Advanced Cancer Patients Live Longer

It can also improve length of life, according to a Tulane University study published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Palliative care focuses on managing symptoms such as pain as well as ... But all focused on symptom management, psychosocial concerns ...

Source: Healthline
Published: 10 Dec 2018

Learn about Palliative Medicine

... when prescription medication for pain have become common topics amongst patients and their care teams, palliative medicine has provided a solution for many throughout the region when it comes to medication management and prescription. When used as ...

Source: The Vindicator
Published: 17 Jul 2018

Overzealous use of the CDC’s opioid prescribing guideline is harming pain patients

As a result, some physicians who specialize in pain management are leaving their practices ... Kollas, M.D., chairs the American Medical Association’s Pain and Palliative Medicine Specialty Section Council and is the medical director in palliative ...

Source: STAT
Published: 06 Dec 2018

Signs of life: Pediatric palliative care doc turns to art in retirement

“I was a nurse for nine years before I went into medicine. I wrote poetry as a way of bringing ... She came to the IWK in 1995 to work in the then-fledgling field of pain management and palliative care for children. “It’s a whole different landscape ...

Source: The Chronicle Herald
Published: 12 Dec 2018

Smartphone app helps patients with cancer manage pain

Patients with metastatic solid tumors who used an artificial intelligence-based smartphone app reported significantly reduced pain and had fewer hospital ... s Perelman School of Medicine and chairman of the Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology ...

Source: Healio
Published: 13 Nov 2018

Painful consequences

In October, chronic pain sufferer Dan Freeman (not his real name) received a letter from his pain management doctor stating that a ... even when he is on his pain medication. “I don’t know what I’ll do when I run out,” he said.

Source: Oklahoma Gazette
Published: 12 Dec 2018

The global psychiatrist market was valued at $795.1 billion in 2017

Scope Markets Covered: Geriatric Psychiatrists; Pediatric Psychiatrists; Palliative Care And Pain Management Psychiatrists; Sleep Medicine Psychiatrists; Psychosomatic Medicine Psychiatrists; Addiction Psychiatrists; Forensic Psychiatrists Companies ...

Source: The Business Journals
Published: 11 Dec 2018

Utilizing the palliative care “loophole” in chronic pain management

Palliative care, (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv), is ... general wellness and preventive medicine (vaccination). As more pain management doctors are closing their practices, retiring, or being arrested and more people are seriously injured or succumb to ...

Source: Medium
Published: 21 Jun 2018

Improving palliative care through better access to pain medication in Serbia

Only one third of the opioid medication needed to provide adequate treatment in Serbia is available. Working groups formed during the symposium focused on legislation and pain management for palliative care, and suggested several improvements. The goal of ...

Source: WHO Europe
Published: 29 Oct 2013

Everything you need to know about palliative care

But a brand new field in medicine ... palliative care? Palliative care is personalized medical care provided for individuals with serious and life-threatening illnesses and, very importantly, for their families. With a focus on relieving symptoms, pain ...

Source: THE WEEK
Published: 21 Nov 2012

Nursing home residents eligible for palliative care often don’t get it

“We also know that palliative care in nursing homes is associated with improved quality of care, satisfaction with care, enhanced symptom management ... and pain relief. In the current study, the nursing home residents eligible for palliative care ...

Source: Reuters
Published: 21 Nov 2017

Effective Palliative Care: What Is Involved?

Palliataive care is a medical subspecialty that provides care for people with serious illnesses; its primary focus is on providing symptom relief, pain management ... but only 1 palliative medicine physician for every 1,200 persons living with a serious ...

Source: Cancer Network
Published: 16 Apr 2018

Bill seeks to improve palliative care in Wyoming

Palliative care is an approach to medicine that focuses on the symptoms of patients with serious illnesses through a team that often includes pain management specialists, counselors and spiritual advisers. Palliative care is often administered when someone ...

Source: Casper Star-Tribune
Published: 18 Jan 2017

City hospital to have palliative care unit in six months

The hospital already has the required infrastructure in place as well the licence for Morphine, the medicine used for minimizing pain in terminally ill patients,” he said. The basic purpose of palliative ... Of course pain management, especially in ...

Source: Times of India
Published: 14 Mar 2016

San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine Supports Global Awareness of Hospice and Palliative Care

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - October 11, 2008) - San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine, widely recognized for ... who help to bring new knowledge and skills in pain management and symptom control to healthcare providers around the ...

Source: Marketwired
Published: 11 Oct 2008

UC San Diego Physician Honored for Pioneering Palliative Care Advances

von Gunten, MD, PhD, FACP, FAAHPM, provost and vice president of the Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, a teaching affiliate of the UC San Diego School of Medicine ... that specializes in symptom management and pain control while ...

Published: 16 Nov 2012

Palliative care: Non-pain Management

This section will approach common non-pain symptoms that may arise in hospitalized patients with life-limiting illness on a general medicine ... palliative approaches may be indicated, as the patient approaches the end-of-life. The goal of symptom ...

Source: Clinical Advisor
Published: 20 Dec 2016

Men Less Likely to Prefer Palliative Care Treatment at End of Life

underscore the need for future interventions to promote palliative care services among men,” Fahad Saeed, MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and colleagues wrote in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Prior research had ...

Source: Cancer Network
Published: 10 Jul 2018

Much pain, little gain in Senegal's palliative care

Many of them, like Dia, lack reliable access to pain medication ... training all medical professionals in palliative care so that they can identify when a patient needs such services and what kind of pain management they require. These services must ...

Source: IRIN
Published: 28 Oct 2013

'Fighting' cancer may detract men from palliative care

Often men see themselves as the family protector, said the study's lead author, Fahad Saeed, M.D., a palliative care specialist and assistant professor of Medicine and Public ... published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 09 Jul 2018

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Named Virtua's Provider of Choice for Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care

Virtua and Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice have signed an agreement, formalizing an arrangement for Samaritan to be Virtua's provider of choice for palliative medicine and hospice ... Samaritan's expertise in the management of pain and other symptoms.

Source: USA Patch
Published: 27 Aug 2013

Limits on pain medications leaving some Mainers desperate for relief

The medication relieved her debilitating back and neck pain ... allowable doses or to other pain-management strategies, or else have entered addiction treatment programs. Some, however, may have turned to street drugs, as Gerrish contemplates.

Source: Bangor Daily News
Published: 28 Apr 2018

Absence of palliative care bitter pill to swallow for terminally ill patients

dementia too require pain management medication and care, which includes physical, psycho-social, emotional and spiritual care. Given the situation, there is a need for such palliative care units, say medical experts and philanthropic organisations.

Source: Times of India
Published: 16 Oct 2017