Best practices in clinical care delivery to improve quality of life for patients living with serious illness and their families.

How a Full-Risk Payment Model Powers an Illinois Home-Based Palliative Care Program

Advocate Aurora's model allows clinicians to provide the most appropriate care for their patients—without jumping through insurance hoops.

Caring for Undocumented Noncitizens: The Palliative Care Team's Role

A background on barriers to care for undocumented noncitizens—and seven ways palliative care teams can improve care for this population.

Increasing Palliative Care Accessibility through Grassroots Community Collaborations and Teamwork

How a senior center in upstate New York created a grassroots model to address the needs of an aging population.

Fertility and Serious Illness: How to Support Patients with Reproductive Concerns

A blueprint for supporting patients with serious illness through sensitive conversations involving fertility and reproduction.

An Honest Look at Marijuana and Its Place in Palliative Care

BJ Miller, MD, shares how marijuana can help patients living with serious illness—from managing pain and symptoms to reframing perspectives.

How Deprescribing Can Mitigate the Problem of Overmedication

The importance of reviewing a patient's list of medications before adding to it—and how to assess if a patient is overmedicated.

How to Address Sexuality and Intimacy with People Living with a Serious Illness

Five screening questions clinicians can ask patients to understand the impact of their serious illness on intimacy and relationships.

Who’s Helping You? Coping with Trauma as a Health Care Worker

What repeated trauma without healing can do to a health care worker—and how to establish a new and healthier “normal”.

How to Determine Whether a Home-Based Palliative Care Company Can Meet Your Patients’ Needs

A clinician shares how she vets home-based palliative care companies to ensure they provide the best possible care.

Stay Ready: Attending to Implicit Bias in Health Care

A call for all in health care to become aware of unconscious, unintentional responses—or implicit biases—in order to provide the best care for patients and families.

How to Assess a Patient’s Risk for Long Term Opioid Therapy

Drew Rosielle, MD, shares how to keep patients safe when prescribing opioid therapy, including risk assessment, comprehensive exams, and more.

Harnessing the Power of Improv During Uncertain Times

How three clinicians folded principles of improv into their clinical care to navigate uncertainties of the pandemic.

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