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Pallative Medicine

Phillip D Good, John D Cavenagh, David C Currow, David A Woods, Penelope H Tuffin, Peter J Ravenscroft
BACKGROUND: There is a disparity of availability and cost of drugs in the community for palliative care patients through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) compared to those available to inpatients in public hospitals. METHODS: The Joint Therapeutics Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine, Palliative Care Australia and the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia surveyed palliative care practitioners in Australia to compile a list of drugs they considered essential...
April 2006: Australian Family Physician
Charles F Von Gunten, Patricia B Mullan, Shawn Harrity, Joel Diamant, Edwin Heffernan, Tyson Ikeda, William L Roberts et al.
BACKGROUND: The faculty of the Center for Palliative Studies teach residents from 5 different primary care residency training programs who rotate at San Diego Hospice: 3 in Internal Medicine, 2 in Family Medicine. Residents participate in the care of patients in the inpatient care setting and make joint home visits with physicians and other team members. A series of 4 lectures on end-of-life care is given on Tuesday mornings: management of pain, other symptoms, interdisciplinary roles of chaplains, social workers, nurses, and grief/bereavement are discussed...
2003: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
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