This ongoing investigation tests the feasibility of palliative care coaching consultation and explores the role of coaching in primary palliative care education.
The Early Intervention Palliative Care Study was a collaboration between the MGH Thoracic Oncology Clinic and MGH Division of Palliative Care, which explored the outcomes of patients who followed a standard oncologic plan of care, versus patients who received early palliative care integrated into their oncologic care plan.
A new study from Mass General has shown that early integration of palliative care services for patients admitted for stem cell transplantation improves quality of life (QOL) and decreases symptoms.
The ePal Project is an innovative approach to educating and improving the pain management of cancer patients at MGH. Lead by Drs. Kamal Jethawani and Mihir Kamdar, the smartphone application was launched at MGH in 2014, and provides guidance from physicians at MGH on how to best manage patients' pain at home.
The Mass General Home Based Palliative Care Program (HBPC) provides sub-specialty palliative care clinical support to patients living in the community with advanced complex illness.
This study's hypothesis is that a set of clinical and educational interventions will promote the integration of patient-and-family-centered palliative care practice into the medical intensive care unit (MICU).
The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) recently conducted a retrospective analysis of patient data from a number of hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), to evaluate inpatient palliative care services delivered to patients the UHC considered 'high risk' and appropriate for palliative care.
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