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

A Tribute to the Indispensable RN on the Palliative Care Team

A nurse leader shares important sentiments from palliative care RNs, and then offers four ways RNs can advocate for themselves in their careers.

Palliative Care in the Safety Net: Advice on Ensuring Access, Quality, and Stability

Creative and practical strategies for operating palliative care programs in the health care safety net.

Exploring Living Loss: How to Provide Support for Patients and Families

A social worker explains ‘living loss’ and provides five ways for clinicians to help patients, and their families, acknowledge and move through their grief.

How to Help Relieve Constipation in Patients with Serious Illness

All about the impact of constipation on patients with serious illness, including how to prevent and recognize it in your patients, and how to treat it to get things moving again.

Enhancing Care for Diverse Communities: The Role of Community Health Workers

Exploring the expansive role of the Community Health Worker (CHW), a long-standing member of the health care team, who helps to bring more culturally-responsive care.

4 Ways Clinicians Can Address the Non-Physical Side Effects of Serious Illness

All about the non-physical side effects of serious illness—including social determinants of health, financial toxicity, and time toxicity—and what clinicians should do to address them.

“He’s Losing Weight…What Are You Doing to Help Him?”: How to Better Assess Your Patients’ Nutrition

How to screen people living with serious illness for nutritional risk—and when to consult with a registered dietitian.

What is Palliative Care’s Role When Caring for Patients with a Serious Mental Illness?

A psychiatrist explains how palliative care can help patients living with a serious mental illness, and shares five practical tips for successful patient encounters.

Supporting the Unsung Heroes: Clinician's Guide to Easing Caregiver Distress

How clinicians can help caregivers alleviate their distress—from a simple, "how are you" and assessment to the adoption of strategies that can improve their well-being.

Tips for Helping Patients Navigate Immediately-Available Test Results

Six practical tips on anticipatory guidance for when test results are immediately released to your patients, per the Cures Act.

How to Address Body Image Concerns in Patients with Breast Cancer

An oncologist, who is also a palliative care physician, shares how to help patients with their changing bodies when living with breast cancer.

How Speech Pathologists Can Enhance Communication with Seriously Ill Patients

A speech pathologist shares how she works with seriously ill patients, and offers ways for palliative care teams to consult with and integrate speech pathology into their practice.

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