June 13, 2018
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center's 3 Wishes Project is a palliative care program that seeks to grant the final wishes of patients who have a 95% or higher chance of dying while in the intensive care unit.
June 12, 2018
The legislation—which would allocate a total of $144.5 billion to fund federal energy programs, the government's legislative branch, military projects, and Veterans Affairs—now heads to the Senate.
May 16, 2018
Data from the third annual end-of-life care survey by the University of Massachusetts Medical School show Massachusetts is starting to see "the first signs of real change," according to Atul Gawande, co-chair of the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care.
May 2, 2018
Researchers say the study's findings "suggest that acute care hospitals may be able to reduce costs … by increasing palliative care capacity to meet national guidelines."
February 12, 2018
Research shows doctor-patient discussions about end-of-life care goals can be key to care planning—but a new study suggests reframing the conversation around bucket lists can serve as a good way to open up these conversations.
January 31, 2018
Researchers are working to program an algorithm to identify which patients are likely to die within three to 12 months, as that timeframe is optimal for providing palliative care.
December 12, 2017
Kate Goodrich, CMS' CMO and director of the agency's Center on Clinical Standards and Quality, says, "The problem is not with the website itself, but the underlying data source" related to the website's geographic search function.
November 13, 2017
Nessa Coyle, a nurse practitioner and palliative care leader, says patients grappling with a life-threatening illness often experience "a personal crisis" because "death can no longer be denied."
August 17, 2017
CMS Administrator Seema Verma says, "The Hospice Compare website is an important tool for the American people and will help empower them in a time of vulnerability as they look for information necessary to make important decisions about hospice care for loved ones."
December 14, 2016
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System says it has taken 'strong, appropriate, and expeditious steps' in response to the incident.
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