Increasing access to palliative care and improving care quality for patients with serious illness through effective leadership.

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 Support State Palliative Care Payment Policy Discussions

Palliative care policy experts provide an overview of recent updates at the state level and share tips to increase effectiveness when working with state policymakers.

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.

Key 2024 Palliative Care Billing Updates Every Provider Should Know

An overview of changes to the 2024 CMS physician fee schedule that impact palliative care billing and coding.

In Memory of Jim Block, MD

Diane E. Meier, MD, and friends write a loving tribute to their longtime friend and colleague, Jim Block, MD, sharing memories and lessons learned throughout the years.

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.

Why Systems-Level Changes Are Needed to Address Health Worker Well-Being

How team leaders can address structural issues affecting health worker well-being—while waiting for systemic change.

The Potential of Women’s Councils in Medicine

Two clinical leaders share the ins and outs of starting a women’s council for connection and support among colleagues—no matter the discipline.

How to Use Planning to Drive Positive Organizational Change

Three tips to help jumpstart your planning efforts regardless of situation, role, program, organization, or team structure.

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