News Articles on 'Palliative Medicine & Pain Management'

Back to All Specialties

Specialist to enhance palliative services at hospice in Nelson

Nelson Tasman Hospice's first palliative medicine specialist Dr Jodie Battley said late ... She said a lot of her work involved symptom control and pain management, particularly for complex patients. Managing expectations was a huge part of that.

Published: 27 Aug 2017

Benefits of palliative care for liver disease patients studied

Past research has proven that palliative care — specialized medical care focused on pain and symptom management as well as psychosocial ... Chan Chung, M.D., assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition ...

Source: Vanderbilt University News
Published: 24 Aug 2017

A Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

I accepted an inpatient hospice nurse practitioner (NP) position at the San Diego Hospice and Institute for Palliative Medicine, where I had the opportunity ... Often my care is focused on pain management, but I address other issues such as nausea ...

Source: Medscape News
Published: 17 Aug 2017

The Relationship Between Cancer Treatment and Opioid Medication

For some patients, opioid pain medication is unnecessary, and non-opioid pain management can be an effective option. Non-opioid pain management includes therapies such as palliative radiation, interventional pain management with nerve block or epidural ...

Published: 16 Aug 2017

Evidence on cannabis for chronic pain and PTSD

are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Currently, medical marijuana is legal in 28 states and the District of Columbia and up to 80 percent of persons who seek medicinal cannabis do so for pain management. While the use of medicinal cannabis has ...

Source: EurekAlert!
Published: 14 Aug 2017

Pain Reported by Nearly Half With Type 2 Diabetes

"Adults living with type 2 diabetes are suffering from incredibly high rates of pain ... early palliative care as part of usual chronic disease management," Karter said. The study was published online Aug. 3 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Source: Medicine Net
Published: 21 Aug 2017

Hospice and palliative care services in Hong Kong: how to access them, and why we need to talk more openly about death

The generous souls engaged in the service of hospice and palliative care in have a mission ... loneliness and despair – end-of-life care such as pain management and spiritual counselling is in increasing demand in Hong Kong. Such support, though ...

Source: South China Morning Post
Published: 21 Aug 2017

Smiling through the pain

She's well on her way to becoming a specialist nurse, providing palliative care for children ... meditation and relaxation are a huge part of my pain management. I also have to watch my diet. Some of my medication makes me feel drowsy and suppresses ...

Source: Irish Independent
Published: 16 Aug 2017

Centers of Excellence in Pain Management: Past, Present, and Future Trends

The Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management Award 1 has been quite successful in highlighting the best interdisciplinary care programs in the field, ranging from those successfully managing acute and chronic pain to trauma and palliative care ...

Published: 16 Aug 2017

Pain Management, Cancer Care at End-of-Life Improved by Caregiver Education, Training Intervention

The study, published in Palliative Care, reports on a novel approach that focuses on helping the caregivers learn medication management ... its effectiveness in improving caregivers' management of pain medicines and other end-of-life care for patients ...

Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor
Published: 01 Aug 2017

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: 12 May 2017

ICAPMSPMS 2018 : 20th International Conference on Advances in Palliative Medicine, Symptom and Pain Management Strategies

The ICAPMSPMS 2018: 20th International Conference on Advances in Palliative Medicine, Symptom and Pain Management Strategies aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and ...

Published: 28 May 2017

Palliative care: Relieving pain, improving quality of life

Palliative medicine is the branch of medicine in palliative care ... Many of these patients are seen by Palliative Care Services for pain management. With better pain management, the patients are able to cope better with their cancer treatment.

Source: The Straits Times
Published: 06 Aug 2016

Improve physician training in pain management and palliative care

What many people don’t realize is that the need for palliative care and pain management ... As my trainee started to explain that the “pain management team” would help with the various pain medication doses and that his “primary team” would ...

Source: Philadelphia Daily News
Published: 15 Aug 2016

Opioid risk assessment in palliative medicine

Introduction: Pain management with opioids is a fundamental element of palliative medicine. Since the risks of chronic opioid therapy have emerged, a reassessment of these risks in the setting of palliative care is warranted. Areas covered: This article ...

Published: 18 Jun 2015

PGY-2 Pain and Palliative Care Residency

The Pain and Palliative Care specialty residency will provide ... investigational analgesic therapies, prevention and management of drug toxicities and medication safety in pain and palliative pharmacy practice. Pain Management and Palliative patient ...

Published: 13 Aug 2017

Developing support for children and young people: The All-Ukrainian Association of Palliative and Hospice Care

Furthermore, we have around 80,000 children and young people suffering from genetic, neurological, oncological diseases who need palliative and hospice care ... The question of adequate pain management was not addressed – patients experienced the ...

Published: 14 Aug 2017

Palliative Care the Path to Better Pain Management

IMO, they have included loopholes for chronic non-cancer pain that may enable them to get better pain management ... their pain medication and using these various rules/laws/guidelines as justification. Take a copy of the WHO palliative care guidelines ...

Published: 02 Sep 2016

Methadone, Pain Management, and Palliative Care

[15,16] A number of resources on pain management and palliative care are available to help guide pharmacy students and practicing pharmacists, listed in Table 3. American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Academy of Pain ...

Published: 16 Aug 2017

Palliative Care & Pain Management

Palliative Care & Pain Management Our Approach & Expertise Our Team ... the service may call on individuals from specialties such as interventional/anesthesia pain management, rehabilitation medicine, psychiatry and behavioral science, integrative medicine ...

Published: 21 Aug 2017

Evidence-Based Practice of Palliative Medicine

9 When should corticosteroids be used to manage pain? 10 When should nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs be used to manage pain? 11 What is Neuropathic Pain? How do opoids and nonopoids compare for neuropathic pain management? 12 Should bisphosphonates be ...

Published: 03 Dec 2012

Pain Management In Palliative Nursing Essay

Pain ... medicine principles such as detoxification, support of the immune system and physiological balance are accomplished. The aspect of care chosen is pain management. Pain being the symptom I am confronting daily in my work looking after palliative ...

Published: 23 Mar 2015

Can a Pain Management and Palliative Care Curriculum Improve the Opioid Prescribing Practices of Medical Residents?

We assessed whether a case-based palliative medicine curriculum could improve medical ... This study demonstrates that a pain management and palliative care curriculum for medical residents was associated with better opioid prescribing practices.

Published: 06 Sep 2002

Pain services and palliative medicine – an integrated approach to pain management in the cancer patient

The vast majority of cancer patients will experience pain during the course of their illness. Thankfully, in most instances, the consistent application of analgesic guidelines, tailored to the unique needs of each individual patient, will deliver a ...

Published: 02 Apr 2014

A Better Way to Manage Pain

Often patients assume their doctors will take care of their pain and don't realize that in our specialized medical system, the oncologist or the cardiologist has not been well trained in pain and symptom management. Also, many patients and doctors have an ...

Source: AARP
Published: 01 Jun 2011

Palliative Medicine in the ED

the emergency physician plays a key role in palliative care—especially in the management of pain and nonpain symptoms. Palliative medicine in the ED represents a paradigm shift for the emergency physician (EP)—from identifying and stabilizing acute ...

Source: Clinical Endocrinology News
Published: 15 Aug 2017

Management of pain in palliative medicine

Introduction Palliative medicine addresses the care of patients with a terminal illness, where the expected lifespan is usually in the range of 6 months or less. The field has its roots in oncology and the development of hospice care, and the 6-month ...

Published: 22 May 2017

Palliative care provides pain management and support

In my professional organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics, there are 230 members across the country enrolled in the Section on Hospice and Palliative Medicine ... are usually grossly undertreated for pain.” Most physicians in general, and ...

Source: ABQJournal
Published: 22 Sep 2014