Tag Archives: Palliative Care

How Can a Care Manager Help You?

Interview with Amanda Lambert, Part One

For this piece, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Amanda Lambert. Amanda lives in Utah where she is a care manager and co-author of the book “Aging with Care: Your Guide to Hiring and Managing Caregivers at Home.” Over the last 25 … Continue reading

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People with Heart Disease Miss Out on Palliative Care

A recent study shows that cardiologists rarely discuss end of life

As we begin the year 2018, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, killing over 600,000 Americans every year. More than half of these deaths are due to sudden cardiac arrest, usually caused by a … Continue reading

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New Algorithm May Help To Provide Better Palliative Care

The algorithm predicts when patients may die, which can help palliative care teams to know when to intervene

The ways in which technological advancements can help to improve end-of-life care are numerous. One such breakthrough comes from Stanford University, where researchers recently developed a deep neural network algorithm to help doctors decide when to implement palliative care. The algorithm uses … Continue reading

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Why Does Earlier Hospice Care Improve the End of Life?

Palliative care professionals believe terminally ill people wait too long to sign up for hospice

A study performed by the Yale School of Medicine suggests that receiving hospice care earlier in your disease process can improve the quality of the end of your life. Right now, many people are admitted to hospice within a few … Continue reading

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A New Study Finds That Patients Are Using Hospice Care Too Late

Researchers discover that patients may get more benefit from earlier care

If you had a terminal illness, how long would you wait before using hospice care? A new study finds that many terminally ill patients wait far too long to make this decision. Researchers from Yale studied the patterns of hospice … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Life After the Diagnosis” by Dr. Steven Z. Pantilat

A palliative care physician offers practical advice to people living with a serious illness and their loved ones

Dr. Steven Pantilat’s “Life After the Diagnosis: Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers” is a wonderful resource for individuals and families struggling to cope with life-limiting illness. Written in easy-to-understand layman’s terms, the book … Continue reading

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