Tag Archives: Palliative Care

De-Medicalizing Death

For many terminally ill patients, immersion in the process of securing lethal drugs ultimately renders them unnecessary.

September 28, 2017

Foundation Addresses Critical Need For Palliative Care Workforce And Leadership Development

Weaving palliative care into the fabric of our evolving health care system and into the community will require leaders who can develop person- and family-centered solutions, advance public policy, train clinicians, and drive sustainable system change. Read about a foundation's leadership...

July 13, 2017

End-Of-Life Policy Solutions: A Cautionary Note

The optimistic stance regarding the impact of informed patient choice and transparency in reducing inappropriate care at the end of life may be warranted, but there are many forces pulling in the opposite direction.

July 10, 2017

Health Affairs Briefing: Advanced Illness and End-of-Life Care

Please join us on Tuesday, July 11, at a forum featuring authors from the July 2017 issue of Health Affairs on “Advanced Illness and End-of-Life Care." The Forum will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

June 28, 2017

The Humanity In End-Of-Life Care

Palliative care has been increasing in prevalence, in part due to new value-based care incentives. However, there is a significant misunderstanding about what defines effective palliative care among patients and providers.

May 19, 2017

Managing The Beginning Of The End: Advanced Disease Management And Concurrent Care Under Current Financing

If predicting six-month mortality is hard, trying to identify patients with life-limiting diagnoses who are candidates for “pre-hospice” services makes eligibility determinations even more ambiguous.

April 28, 2017

A Call To The Palliative Care Community For A Patient-Centered Response To Medical Aid In Dying

The palliative care community and medical establishment must embrace patients' desires for self-determination and autonomy by supporting medical aid in dying as a legitimate medical option for dying patients.

March 15, 2017

Misleading Metrics

Metrics are intended to promote quality. But if they measure the wrong thing or are easy to manipulate, there can be serious consequences.

February 21, 2017

How Can We Increase The Use Of Palliative Care In Medicare?

A community-based, interdisciplinary palliative care model that spans care settings is being evaluated in a CMMI demonstration project. It provides some early lessons on how alternative payment models for palliative care might be developed to increase its provision in Medicare.

February 13, 2017

For Seriously Ill Prisoners, Consider Evidence-Based Compassionate Release Policies

Common-sense improvements to compassionate release policies would improve the lives of thousands of Americans experiencing serious illness in federal prisons, reduce federal prison spending, and honor our criminal justice system's commitment to ensuring public safety.

February 6, 2017