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Hypoglycemia in Hospice: A Podcast with Laura Petrillo

2/20/2018
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For this weeks podcast, we talk with Laura Petrillo, lead author of a recent paper published in JAMA IM titled “Hypoglycemia in Hospice Patients With Type 2 Diabetes in a National Sample of Nursing Homes”. Laura is a palliative care physician and researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Laura's finding should serve as a wakeup call for anyone caring for individuals on hospice living in nursing homes. They found that 1 in 9 nursing home patients with type 2...

Duration:00:26:15

Palliative care in nursing homes: Podcast with Caroline Stephens

2/7/2018
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Many in palliative care (including us) have argued that the default care model in nursing homes should be a palliative approach. Revealing indeed, therefore, to talk with nurse researcher Caroline Stephens about her publication in JAGS where she studied palliative care-eligibility and POLST completion for nearly 200 residents of 3 San Francisco area nursing homes, finding: 70% of nursing home residents were palliative care-eligible, but other than 2 patients on hospice, none were receiving...

Duration:00:28:23

Do proton pump inhibitors cause dementia?

2/2/2018
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Proton pump inhibitors are one of the most widely used medications. As I note in the podcast below, I was in my local drug store the other day, and an entire shelf segment, top to bottom, was filled with medications for "heartburn," and most of them were proton pump inhibitors. And those are just the over the counter variety. So wouldn't it be a public health disaster if proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, increased a persons risk for dementia? Even if the increase in dementia risk is only...

Duration:00:23:46

Preparing for the 4th Quarter - An Interview with Lee Lindquist

1/30/2018
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Today we have Lee Lindquist with us on the GeriPal podcast to talk about planning for the "4th quarter" of life. Dr. Lindquist is a geriatrician and chief of geriatrics at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Lindquist developed a website called PlanYourLifespan.org to help older adults create strategies for dealing with health crises, such as hospitalization, a serious fall, and dementia. Using the website, older adults can...

Duration:00:28:44

Advance Care Planning in the Hospital: Are Palliative Care Doctors Doing Enough?

1/22/2018
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We have a great podcast this week exploring the advance care planning needs for hospitalized adults and what palliative care teams are doing (and not doing) to meet these needs. We've invited Kara Bischoff, a palliative care doctor and Assistant Professor at UCSF in the Department of Hospital Medicine, who published a paper in JAMA Internal Medicine on this very topic. Why was this JAMA IM paper so important for those who work in our field? This was a real world study, looking at over...

Duration:00:29:52

Wealth Disparities in the US and England: A Podcast with Lena Makaroun and Sei Lee on

1/16/2018
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Our guests this week are Lena Makaroun, MD, a research fellow at the VA Pudget Sound, and Sei Lee, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF and frequent co-host on this podcast. They recently wrote a paper in JAMA Internal Medicine on wealth disparities in the US and England, and implications for mortality and disability. Major take home points: “It’s not that great to be rich, but it really sucks to be poor.” Those in the bottom quintile of wealth had the greatest difference in...

Duration:00:30:47

Prognostication with Christian Sinclair

12/11/2017
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For this weeks podcast, we talk all about prognostication with Christian Sinclair. Christian is a palliative care physician at University of Kansas Medical Center, past president of AAHPM, recent AAHPM "Visionary" awardee, and Pallimed social media guru. We go over a lot of topics at the heart of prognostication in hospice and palliative care including: - The importance that prognostication plays in daily practice, especially in goals of care discussions - Helpful tools and skills to...

Duration:00:34:17

Palliative Care, Chronic Pain, and the Opioid Epidemic: GeriPal Podcast with Jessie Merlin

12/5/2017
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In this week's GeriPal podcast, we talk with Jessie Merlin, Palliative Care Faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, who is addressing another important aspect of this issue: the role of palliative care in chronic pain. We disucss issues such as: - Do outpatient palliative care providers see patients with chronic pain currently? (please take this survey to help Jessie figure this out!) - Should palliative care fellowship training include management of chronic pain? - Is there really a...

Duration:00:41:23

Tom Gill on Distressing Symptoms, Disability, and Hospice

11/22/2017
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In this week's GeriPal Podcast, sponsored also by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, we talk with Tom Gill, MD, Professor of Medicine at Yale. With guest co-host Dan Matlock, MD, from the University of Colorado, we talk with Tom about his recent JAGS publication on the relationship between distressing symptoms, disability, and hospice enrollment. Tom conducted this study in a long running cohort of older adults that has made a number of outstanding contributions to the GeriPal...

Duration:00:21:50

Implicit Bias and Its Impact in Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Care

10/27/2017
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On this week's podcast, we have invited Dr. Kimberly Curseen to talk about how implicit bias influences us as providers in geriatrics, hospice, and palliative care. Kimberly Curseen, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Emory School of Medicine and Director of Outpatient Supportive/Palliative Care, Emory Healthcare.

Duration:00:38:23

Gretchen Schwarze on Using Scenario Planning to Facilitate Informed Decision Making

10/10/2017
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On this GeriPal podcast we discuss the value of "scenario planning" in informed decision making with Gretchen Schwarze, Associate Professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Schwarze is a board-certified vascular surgeon and medical ethicist who recently wrote an article on this subject in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Scenario planning comes from the economics literature, but Dr. Schwarze advocates for its use in medicine, giving...

Duration:00:34:10

Songs that Inspire, Move, or Make Us Think about Geriatrics or Palliative Care

9/11/2017
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Back in 2009, Pallimed created one of my favorite posts titled "Top 10 Contemporary Palliative Care Songs". In it, they made a list of "contemporary" songs from many different genres that have palliative themes. For todays podcast, we aim to update this list with songs that inspire, move, or make us think about geriatrics or palliative care. As with the Pallimed post, this is all personal preference. So we would love to hear from you. What one song would you have included in this podcast...

Duration:00:17:14

Sarah Hooper on Medical Legal Practice Clinics for Seniors

9/6/2017
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On this weeks podcast, we have Sarah Hooper, J.D., the Executive Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science and Health Policy, an interprofessional partnerships in education, research, and clinical training and service. We talk with Sarah about her work creating the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Clinic (MLPS) in which law students and faculty provide free legal assistance to low-income older patients at the UCSF Medical Center and at the San Francisco VA.

Duration:00:32:52

Zara Cooper on Trauma Surgery and Geripal

8/31/2017
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Zara Cooper on Trauma Surgery and Geripal by GeriPal

Duration:00:26:38

Geripal Podcast Live with Laura Petrillo

8/17/2017
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Geripal Podcast Live with Laura Petrillo by GeriPal

Duration:00:36:33

Vicki Jackson and David Ryan: Living with Cancer

8/7/2017
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Vicki Jackson and David Ryan: Living with Cancer by GeriPal

Duration:00:32:14

The Battle For Veterans' Healthcare: An Interview with Suzanne Gordon

8/1/2017
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The Veterans Healthcare System is the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States and one that trains the majority of physicians who practice in the US. We interview journalist and author Suzanne Gordon about the battle that is going on for the $70 billion spent on Veterans health every year.

Duration:00:35:32

Optimizing Aging Collaborative: An Interview with Anna Chodos

7/22/2017
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We interview Anna Chodos, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Division of Geriatrics at UCSF, about her work in creating the Optimizing Aging Collaborative. The collaborative's goal is to enhance and unify care of older adults in the community by creating a unique partnerships between public, human service, and academic organizations. The Optimizing Aging Collaborative at UCSF, which was founded in July 2015 as a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) by the U.S....

Duration:00:29:32

Life After the Diagnosis: A Podcast with Steve Pantilat

7/10/2017
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On todays podcast, we interview Steve Pantilat about his new book "Life After the Diagnosis: Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers." Steve isSteven Z. Pantilat, M.D., Professor of Medicine, the Department of Medicine at UC San Francisco; Kates-Burnard and Hellman Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care; Founding Director, the UCSF Palliative Care Program Dr. Steven Pantilat is a renowned international expert in palliative care. He will discuss the...

Duration:00:27:27

How to Recommend to Stop Cancer Screening: An Interview with Nancy Shoenborn

6/17/2017
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What should you say to your older patient when it's time to stop cancer screening? This week's GeriPal Podcast features Nancy Shoenborn, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Shoenborn published a paper in JAMA Internal Medicine this week on older adults perspectives on cancer screening cessation, and using life expectancy to justify stopping screening.

Duration:00:24:14

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