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Naturopath’s Potential in Palliative Care

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Naturopathic medicine and palliative care may have more in common than meets the eye. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) are typically trained as primary care providers and address a broad range of acute and chronic conditions. The post Naturopath’s Potential in Palliative Care appeared first on Hospice News.

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Improving Inclusive Palliative Care for Transgender Patients

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Palliative care delivery approaches that are not gender-inclusive can contribute to significant quality issues in caring for transgender populations. Developing trust, empathy and understanding with a patient are particularly important pieces of quality gender-affirming palliative care delivery, according to Fried.

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Most Rural Regions Lack Palliative Care Specialists

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The lion’s share of palliative care physicians dwell in more densely populated communities, creating disparities among the rural seriously ill population. Recent research has found that more than 90% of board certified palliative physicians and nurse practitioners nationwide were located in metropolitan and urban areas in 2022.

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Automated Orders Improve Palliative Care Access

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More hospitalized patients can receive earlier palliative care if a provider programs automated orders into the electronic medical record (EMR). By using this process, researchers at Penn Medicine increased palliative care consultation rates in the hospital to 43.9%, up from 16.6%, according to a study published today in JAMA.

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Palliative Care Integration on the Rise

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A range of medical specialties are incorporating palliative care principles into their care models. The trend points to ways that patients might receive palliative services through new avenues, such as geriatrics, primary care or home health care. You ask them questions.

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How California Began Expanding Palliative Care Via Medicaid

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Palliative care has become a more sought-after treatment plan in recent years, and one agency in California has led the charge in advancing palliative care support among its population. He returned to hospice care part time from 2010 to 2014 from his home base in Napa County.

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What Hospice VBID’s Ending Means for Palliative Care

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ value-based insurance design (VBID) model has largely been met with a sense of relief by providers as they plan new initiatives for palliative care in 2025. That problem was mirrored in the environment outside of the program.