Join this virtual conference on Aug. 9-11, 2016 -- brought to you by AAHPM, HPNA and NHPCO. Participate in engaging sessions, a poster gallery and video library with expert faculty. Sessions will be available to all registrants for 3 months after the event. 12 hours CE/CME credit available.
AAHPM Ascend is a new intensive two-day program included in the AAHPM's comprehensive new leadership training forum. AAHPM Ascend is presented in partnership with the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) and designed to equip emerging hospice and palliative physicians with effective leadership skills in their practice settings. Register today.
Test it with HPM PASS, an online practice test designed to help you assess your understanding of hospice and palliative medicine. It includes 150 test questions to evaluate your knowledge and uncover areas where additional review may be helpful. Learn more.
Cultural differences had to be taken into account when a Canadian booklet on palliative care decision-making was translated into Italian, Dutch and Japanese, researchers from the Netherlands wrote in the Journal of Medical Ethics. The main message of the booklet was that dementia is a terminal disease and palliative care applies, and translations took into account differing policies and perceptions of patient needs.
Consent forms and discussions with elderly patients about the risks of having an implantable cardioverter defibrillator rarely cover the potential for painful shocks at the end of life, according to a study from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Researchers said patients need to know that they have the option of deactivating the device in palliative care "so that its function does not interfere with the natural dying process."