The Palliative Pulse, October 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

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

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

Listen to Drs. Meier and Mittleman discuss what it would take to provide better care for dementia patients, and understanding the psychosocial options for treatment—for both the person with dementia, and his/her family. read more