Tag Archives: Palliative

This week’s STEEEP Huddle: E for ‘Equitable’ – Equitable care through Stratus

This week’s STEEEP Huddle topic—submitted by Joanne Glusman, BMH Palliative Care Social Worker, Family Practice Residency Faculty and member, DR&I Work Education Group – focuses on Main Line Health’s efforts to improve equitable care for all patients. To help provide … Continue reading

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MLH takes part in National Healthcare Decisions Week, April 16-22

  Main Line Health, along with the Delaware County Community Coalition (DC3), Community Care Coalition of Chester County (C5) and the Tri-County Community Care Coalition (TC4), and other national, state and community organizations, are leading an effort to highlight the … Continue reading

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Butterfly symbol designates Hospice Inpatient Care or Comfort Care

Submitted by Barbara Wadsworth, Chief Nursing Officer Situation: Need for universal symbol to indicate that a patient is on In-patient Hospice or Comfort Care. Background: The dying process can be a highly charged and emotional time for patients and families. … Continue reading

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Outpatient procedure treats painful spinal metastases

  Submitted by Vikram Dravid, MD   Until recently, options were limited for palliative treatment of painful, bony spinal tumors.  Since last year, Bryn Mawr Hospital has been one of the first in the region to offer a minimally invasive, … Continue reading

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August Spotlight — Palliative Care: Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic symptom management at end of life

  Submitted by Jennifer Burke, DO   Whenever a patient is placed on comfort or hospice care, the care does not stop. Often these patients need more care, but it’s different from the curative care that we as clinicians are … Continue reading

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August Spotlight — Palliative Care: Difficult Conversations

  Submitted by Joanne B. Glusman, MSW, LSW, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Palliative Care Team Social Worker, and Faculty, Bryn Mawr Family Practice Residency Program   There are all sorts of “difficult conversations” clinicians have with patients. For some, it may … Continue reading

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Palliative Care: Trends & Polices at MLH

Submitted by Mary O’Hare, MSN, CRNP, ACHPN, Board-Certified Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner   In keeping with the MLH Strategic Plan goal of “standardizing the delivery of palliative services for hospitalized patients,” processes are being developed to help implement evidence-based Palliative … Continue reading

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State Board of Medicine offering free CME course for health care professionals who prescribe ER/LA Opioids

Submitted by Kelly Henry, Director, Performance Improvement and Regulatory Affairs The Hospital and Healthcare Association of Pennsylvania has provided the following information: Opioid abuse is considered a national epidemic, and Pennsylvania ranks in the top ten of states experiencing overdose … Continue reading

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August Spotlight — Palliative Care: Palliative Care services at MLH hospitals

Submitted by Cynthia Wagner, MSN, CRNP, ACHPN, CHPCA, System Director, Palliative Care   One of the main goals of the MLH Strategic Plan (2012-2016) is to provide a standardized model for the delivery of palliative and hospice services for acute … Continue reading

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August Spotlight — Palliative Care: What it is and what it is not

Submitted by Karl Ahlswede, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Palliative Care   Palliative Care has a very wide scope of focus and, because of this, it is difficult to provide a concise definition. It is often said that palliative care is … Continue reading

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