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

How to Provide the Best Care for Patients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDDs)

A third-year medical student, who developed inclusive curricula for UMass, offers suggestions for clinical encounters with patients with IDDs.

Screening for Delirium: What Clinicians Should Know

Part one of a two-part blog post that explores the ins-and-outs of delirium, including risk factors, screening, and more.

Managing Delirium: What Clinicians Should Know

Part two of a two-part blog post, which covers how to manage delirium in patients with serious illness, including behavioral strategies and more.

Addressing Tension Over the Future of Telehealth in Palliative Care

Palliative care physician highlights the value of telehealth for her patients, and the team’s operation.

How to Identify and Treat Fatigue in Our Patients with Serious Illness

Two palliative care clinicians provide the ins-and-outs of assessing and treating fatigue in patients with serious illness.

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.

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