The guidelines from the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care focus on two main concepts: that palliative care is inclusive of all people with serious illness and that timely consideration of palliative care is the responsibility of all who care for the seriously ill, including primary care physicians, subspecialists, and hospitalists.
6 Nov 2018
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, discusses how palliative care can be applied to the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 May 2020
The benefit of convalescent plasma is uncertain, and hydroxychloroquine did not appear to work for prophylaxis, according to new studies. Experts offered advice on using palliative care, avoiding surgery, changing residency applications, and understanding antibody testing.
9 Jun 2020
Resources are available to help internists manage palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
1 May 2020
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) randomized to two different doses of morphine or placebo for three weeks reported similar effects on breathlessness, an Australian trial found. Their step count also didn't change.
29 Nov 2022
Integrated palliative care is important in offering comfort measures to patients with conditions that are expected to shorten their life spans.
1 Jun 2019
Some rural hospitals and palliative care programs are using telehealth to reach distant patients in an environment of clinician scarcity or budget constraints.
1 Feb 2020
MKSAP Quiz: progressive right knee pain
24 Aug 2010
An integrated model of curative and palliative care may lead some physicians to reconsider their role in care at the end of life.
1 Jul 2018
A randomized controlled trial found that a multicomponent exercise intervention in physically frail patients with sarcopenia improved mobility, while a meta-analysis found power training improved strength more than traditional strength training in healthy older adults.
17 May 2022