Clinical Alerts


Responding to Suffering

In a recent JAMA article, physicians Epstein and Back implore us to recognize that diagnosing and treating symptoms and illness is only a part of...

Morphine for Refractory Dyspnea

This paper reports the findings of an exploratory study comparing morphine to placebo for patients with chronic refractory breathlessness. Study participants (N=65) were diagnosed with...

Antimicrobials at End of Life

A recent article published in JAMA states that nearly 90% of patients with advanced cancer are prescribed an antimicrobial within the last week of life...