Palliative Pearls

12.06.2018

Achalasia Management Case

PATIENT CASE AR is a 56-year-old male admitted to hospice today with a primary diagnosis of multiple myeloma. Additional diagnoses include gastrointestinal amyloidosis (type AL)...
09.17.2018

Opioid-induced Constipation Case

PATIENT CASE HK is an 81-year-old female who enrolled in hospice 2 weeks ago with a primary diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer. Additional diagnoses include...
08.07.2018

Vaccination Considerations at End of Life

Vaccinations protect against vaccine-preventable diseases. Although most adults receive the majority of recommended vaccinations as children, immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time....
07.06.2018

Dysphagia and Thickened Liquids

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION: “I have a patient experiencing dysphagia and using a thickening agent for dietary liquids. Can I use the thickener with oral liquid...