palliative care

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Newswise — Terminally ill patients who request that physicians make decisions on their behalf are more likely to receive aggressive treatments in the weeks before they die, according to a Rutgers study.

The study, published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, is the first to examine if...

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What I generally hear people say when we go in and introduce ourselves and say we’re part of the palliative care team is “But I’m not dying.” That’s the big confusion. Palliative gets mistaken for hospice. We try to define what it truly is: symptom management and conversation and support for anybody...

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Complex medication decisions are an integral part of treating patients with pain and palliative care. Pharmacists have a unique perspective on using these medications creatively and effectively. This session will flirt with tips and tricks on using medications appropriately for patients with chronic...

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When we talk about complex pain and patients with advanced illness, there are some basics that people need to know, which is how to treat the patients with opioids and other coanalgesic medications, but the key point is that it’s a team affair, and I would ask primary care physicians not to do it...

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Patients who are diagnosed with advanced stage lung cancer may be at reduced risk of suicide if they are enrolled in palliative care, according to a study of more than 20,000 lung cancer patients in the Veterans Administration Central Cancer Registry. Palliative care is intended to relieve pain and...

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This is a MUST session for all practitioners who wish to remain cutting edge and prepared for questions from patients and other practitioners concerning new medications. Up to 100 new drugs and dosage formulations are approved every year by the Food and Drug Administration. Some of these are new...

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There are many changes in the body composition of the older adult that can lead to altered effects of drug therapies. Symptom management in the older adult can be complicated as many of the drugs which we use are amongst those recommended to be avoided in this population. It is critical to...

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In a recent article, “Getting It Right at the End of Life,” author Dina Keller Moss, lead researcher for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland, relates a personal experience on the value of palliative care as a route to preserving patient satisfaction and quality of...

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Step right up and receive all the updates on alternative routes of administration to the oral and intravenous route. In this lively session the pharmacology of rectal, sublingual, topical, and subcutaneous routes of opioid therapy in the setting of palliative care will be discussed. For each...

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Complex medication decisions are an integral part of treating patients with pain and palliative care. Pharmacists have a unique perspective on using these medications creatively and effectively. This session will flirt with tips and tricks on using medications appropriately for patients with chronic...

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