CAPC News Bites

November 12, 2018

In a new NPR podcast, Kathleen Clifford and Dr. William Bolinger of St. Luke’s discuss palliative care for late-stage cancer patients with Idaho Matters on November 1, 2018. Healthcare professionals are looking at new ways of administering palliative care to late-stage cancer patients. We … read more

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November 13, 2018

Read along as Stacie Sinclair, CAPC's Senior Policy Manager and Co-Chair of the NCP Writing Workgroup, reflects on a powerful moment during the development of the National Consensus Project (NCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th edition. read more

November 5, 2018

In this Program Spotlight, Mary Alfano-Torres, MD, Medical Director of Chapters Health in Florida, discusses her program’s significant growth, which took a lot of time and patience. The growth—from 35-50 to 150 patients per month—included gathering specific data for each stakeholder, relationship building, implementation of screening tools, and more. Listen along as Dr. Alfano-Torres … read more

October 22, 2018

In this blog post, CAPC's pediatric program manager shares insights and advice from hospital leaders across the nation regarding the need for pediatric palliative care, and how to make the case. The consensus: pediatric palliative care is a 'must-have'. read more

October 8, 2018

Dr. Edward Machtinger, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Women's HIV Program at UCSF, shares insight from his work in trauma-informed care, which can incorporated across disciplines and specialties. In this interview, we learn about the impact of one’s emotional, psychological, and social history, and how trauma underlies and perpetuates many serious illnesses. read more

October 4, 2018

President and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) Edo Banach and Diane Meier discuss the value of partnerships for ensuring access and quality, preparing for value-based payment, and the importance of evolving as leaders in order to transform the health care system. read more