July 2015

posted 07.17.2015
By Joe Rotella The mission of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is to improve the care of patients with serious or life-threatening conditions through the advancement of hospice and palliative medicine. AAHPM offers an array of resources to help patients and…
posted 07.02.2015
By Judy Thomas, JD It’s never too soon to start talking about advance care planning. Talking with patients and their loved ones—or even your own family members—and helping them plan for future medical needs is the best way to make sure their wishes will be respected. Advance care planning allows…