palliative care

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“Palliative care” is a misunderstood term. What is it? Why, and which, patients need it? How can practitioners get the message across that palliative care can help? Jessica Geiger-Hayes, a clinical pharmacist in palliative care, helps to clear up misinformation, and misgivings.

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"But we CAN gentle that journey using a patient- and family-centric approach, by providing aggressive body, mind, and soul support for those affected by a serious and life-limiting illness," says Senior PAINWeek faculty, and palliative care expert, Mary Lynn McPherson. "November is our opportunity...

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Noted key opinion leader Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, BCPS, CPE, answers our questions about what’s happening now in pharmacotherapy, palliative care, and opioid therapy.

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Frank Ferris, MD, executive director of palliative medicine, research and education at Ohio Health, outlines how the tools of palliative care can advance the cause of managing pain associated with advanced illness.

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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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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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