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Early palliative care for advanced lung cancer increases survival
Early palliative care is associated with better survival in patients with advanced lung cancer, according researchers with the Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health and Science University. (2019-09-19)

UofL geriatrician selected for new federal Innovation Advisors Program
Christian Davis Furman, M.D., M.S.P.H., vice chair for geriatric medicine in the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville, has been selected for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Innovation Advisors Program. She is the only Kentuckian among the 73 individuals from 27 states and the District of Columbia selected to participate. (2012-01-06)

University of Tennessee professors explore end-of-life needs for HIV/AIDS patients
Approximately 10,000 Americans die with an HIV/AIDS diagnosis each year, and many of these patients lack access to the care they need at the end of their lives. This is especially true for those who live in the Appalachian region. A group of nursing professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is embarking on a study to try to change this. (2013-07-23)

Cancer doctors call for more training in palliative care and delivery of 'bad news'
Oncologists who practice and teach at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center are calling on medical oncology training programs to invest substantially more time educating physicians about palliative care and how to talk to patients about 'bad news.' (2020-05-28)

Why does dying cost more for people of color? New study takes a deeper look
Dying in America is an expensive process, with about 1 in 4 Medicare dollars going to care for people in their last year of life. But for African Americans and Hispanics, the cost of dying is far higher than for whites. A new study tries to get to the bottom of this expensive mystery. (2016-09-01)

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, February 18, 2003
Annals of Internal Medicine is published by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM). This week's titles include: Medicare spending varies widely by region but more money doesn't necessarily mean better care, access, outcomes, or patient satisfaction; Patients in phase 1 trials should not be denied hospice benefits; Interferon after tumor removal reduced risk for recurring liver cancer. (2003-02-17)

Primary care visits reduce hospital utilization among Medicare beneficiaries at the end of life
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have found that primary care visits reduce hospital utilization among Medicare beneficiaries at the end of life. The recently published study appears in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. (2008-06-05)

$1.5 million awarded for palliative care research
The American Cancer Society and the National Palliative Care Research Center are awarding $1.5 million in research grants to researchers at 10 institutions for studies aimed at reducing suffering for seriously ill patients and their family caregivers. The studies will be conducted over the next two years. (2007-05-01)

OHSU Study Shows Bright Pink Form Effective In Helping Patients Communicate End-Of-Life Care Wishes
A bright pink form developed and widely distributed in Oregon has been effective in helping terminally ill patients set limits on aggressive life-extending treatments.Results of a study on the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form are being published this week. (1998-09-02)

Refusal of medical and surgical interventions common among chronically ill elderly
Chronically ill older persons frequently refuse medical and surgical interventions recommended by their physicians, according to a recent study by Yale School of Medicine researchers. The study suggests that physicians continue to recommend invasive or risky interventions for people with advanced illness despite the patient's view that these treatments may be too burdensome, or that the treatment doesn't fit with their goals of care. (2007-08-08)

Prescription for palliative care: 4 points to improve discussions about dying
In an editorial appearing in the October 25 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, medical oncologists at Johns Hopkins and Brigham and Women's hospitals provide a four-point plan for integrating palliative care discussions throughout the treatment of patients with terminal illnesses. (2012-10-24)

Study finds improvement in the care of children with cancer at the end of life
Expanded use of palliative care services is associated with enhanced communications between families and caregivers, improved symptoms management, and better quality of life for children dying from cancer, according to study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital Boston. The study's findings also suggest that the parents were more likely to feel they were prepared for their children's end-of-life medical problems. (2008-03-28)

Other highlights in the Dec. 25 JNCI
Also in the Dec. 25 JNCI are studies on cancer care in nursing homes, a possible link between testicular cancer and environmental exposures early in life, the suppression of cancer cell invasion by cannabinoids, and a new method for classifying new and recurrent cancers. (2007-12-25)

Penn bioethics researcher gives talk on the neuroscience of ethics at AAAS Meeting
Paul Root Wolpe, PhD, Professor of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, will be presenting (2006-02-19)

During late life, what's important changes
Supportive late life care improves experience and cost, and model can be replicated. (2017-03-27)

Vulnerable groups are not at higher risk of physician-assisted death
Claims that vulnerable groups, such as the elderly and people with physical or mental disabilities, are at an increased risk of physician-assisted death are not supported by evidence, says an expert in this week's BMJ. (2007-09-28)

Study reveals barriers to effective doctor-patient communication
Patients with chronic heart failure often feel unable to ask their doctors questions about their illness and believe that doctors are reluctant to provide them with too much knowledge, finds new research. The study suggests that more effective communication between doctors and heart failure patients is urgently needed. (2000-09-06)

Integrating palliative care for dementia into primary care
A National Palliative Care Research Center award to Greg A. Sachs, M.D. of the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute will support the evaluation of the feasibility of incorporating an outpatient palliative care program for patients with dementia into the primary care setting. (2008-07-14)

Jon Epstein, MD, of Penn, wins Outstanding Investigator Award
Jon Epstein, MD, professor of medicine and cardiovascular researcher at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has been selected as this year's winner of the American Federation for Medical Research's Outstanding Investigator Award, the organization's top honor for medical investigation. The award was given out at the Clinical Research 2006 Annual Meeting, held March 16-18, in Washington, DC. (2006-03-21)

Lung cancer patients receiving palliative care had improved quality of life, extended survival
Integrating palliative care early in the treatment of patients with advanced lung cancer not only improved their mood and quality of life, it also extended their lives. In the Aug. 19 New England Journal of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital investigators report that patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer who received early palliative care along with standard treatment lived more than two months longer than patients receiving standard care only. (2010-08-18)

Dialysis for the elderly: New evidence from Mayo Clinic to guide shared decision-making
New research from Mayo Clinic finds that half of elderly patients who start dialysis after age 75 will die within one year. The findings are being presented this week at the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2013 in Atlanta. (2013-11-08)

Don't dodge the difficult conversation, says new report
Palliative care for cancer patients in the UK is well established -- but the situation is starkly different for those suffering from heart failure. A recent service evaluation led by the University of Hull and Hull York Medical School shows this doesn't have to be the case -- particularly if clinicians have the courage to talk about death with their patients. (2012-05-16)

Dying from dementia
In an editorial in the Oct. 15, 2009, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Greg Sachs, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a Regenstrief Institute investigator, notes that end-of-life care for most older adults with dementia has not changed in decades and urges that these individuals be provided far greater access to palliative care, the management of pain and other symptoms. (2009-10-14)

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