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New Ways To Support Your Hospice Caregivers

The generous and caring determination of a hospice caregiver is truly an honor to behold. As an organizational administrator, your goal is no doubt to help these excellent professionals provide the most help to their patients as they can — and you want to offer them...

source: By Lisa Mulcahy
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A challenge for commissioners and providers of end-of-life care in dementia is to translate recommendations for good or effective care into quality indicators that inform service development and evaluation. To...

source: Palliative Medicine

This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of an advance directive (AD) at the time of starting first-line palliative chemotherapy. We investigated changes in emotional distress,...

source: American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

This systematic review of contemporary literature sought to better understand racial and ethnic minority patients’ shared decision-making (SDM) preferences, challenges and facilitators.

source: ScienceDirect

Lifestyle medicine interventions have the potential to improve symptom management, daily function, and quality of life (QOL) in patients with advanced or terminal disease receiving palliative or hospice care. The...

source: American Jounal of Lifestyle Medicine

Chronic kidney disease palliative care guidelines would benefit from more diverse and objectively defined health status measures. The aim is to identify high-risk patients from administrative data and facilitate timely and uniform palliative care involvement.

source: Palliative Medicine

Family caregivers of hospice patients have multiple needs as they try to cope during a stressful time. Translatable interventions effective in improving caregiver outcomes are greatly needed. The objective of this study...

source: Wiley Online Library


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