There is only one month left to apply for a scholarship to attend the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA).
Professors Lindy Willmott, Ben White, and Fiona McDonald at the Queensland University of Technology are part of a team of ten researchers who have just secured $2.5 million in funding to establish a Center for Research Excellence in End of Life Care.
The University of Washington has received a $697,000 grant from the Cambia Health Foundation that will be used to establish a palliative care training center.
“Palliative care isn’t routinely involved in the care of patients in the ICU,” said Kathleen Puntillo, RN, PhD, professor of nursing and co-director of the critical care/trauma graduate program at UCSF. “Many people think this means end-of-life care, but palliative care is about nurses, doctors and other specialists working together to provide an extra layer of support. It’s appropriate at any stage of a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.”
Nurses at five University of California medical centers — UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC San Diego and UCSF — will be trained how to integrate palliative care into their existing ICU care plans thanks to a two-year, $1 million grant funded by UC.