The Palliative Pulse, December 2018

As Geriatric Coordinator, Emergency Medicine of Morristown Medical Center, Susan Boyle shares her team's journey of initiating palliative care consults in the emergency department, and its positive impact on patients and families. read more

As nurse practitioner of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Rona Johnson shares the systems and processes her team established to encourage advance care planning discussions, and the tools developed to measure these conversations. read more

Dr. Diane E. Meier and Larry Beresford discuss the 2018 NASEM Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illnesses, which delved deeply into the challenge of safely managing the pain of people with serious illness in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. read more

In this Program Spotlight, Dr. Wendy L. Knowlton of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, discusses her personal experience of burnout, several years out of fellowship. While the circumstances were exhausting, she shares how this experience has helped her throughout her career—including in her current role as a medical director—effectively lead by identifying […] read more