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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zara Cooper on Trauma Surgery and Geripal by GeriPal

Duration: 00:26:38

Geripal Podcast Live with Laura Petrillo

Geripal Podcast Live with Laura Petrillo by GeriPal

Duration: 00:36:33

Vicki Jackson and David Ryan: Living with Cancer

Vicki Jackson and David Ryan: Living with Cancer by GeriPal

Duration: 00:32:14

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

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

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

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

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

Vanessa Grubbs on Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers

Today's GeriPal Podcast features Vanessa Grubbs, a nephrologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF. Vanessa talks with us about her forthcoming book titled, "Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers," to be released June 13, but available for pre-order now. Dr. Grubbs' book tells the story of her journey from primary care to nephrology to palliative care, of falling in love with a man to donating a kidney to him to marriage, and of the journeys of the diverse, older, complex patients she's...

Duration: 00:30:36

Sandra Moody on Palliative Care in Japan

For this week's GeriPal podcast we talk with Sandra Moody, MD, about her experiences in geriatrics and palliative care in Kamogawa City, Japan. Sandra helped to start the hospice and palliative care service at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center prior to moving to Japan. We spoke with Sandra about differences between geriatrics and palliative care as practiced in the US vs. Japan.

Duration: 00:23:17

Rebecca Sudore on Advance Care Planning: The Prepare Trial

We talked with Rebecca about the results of The Prepare Trail, a randomized controlled trial of an easy-to-read advance directive PLUS a web-based decision aid vs the easy-to-read advance directive alone in 414 older veterans with chronic disease

Duration: 00:19:34

Samir Sinha: Redesigning Health Care Systems to Be Elder Friendly

On todays podcast, we interview Dr. Samir K. Sinha, MD on how he has influenced local and national policy to redesign the care we give to older adults. Dr. Sinha is the Director of Geriatrics at the Sinai Health System, an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and Assistant Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Among his many accomplishments is that he lead Ontario's “seniors care strategy" and is now involved in the development of a...

Duration: 00:36:48

Laura Hanson on Improving Advanced Dementia Care in Nursing Homes

Today's GeriPal podcast features Laura Hanson, Geriatrician and Palliative Medicine physician at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Laura discusses her recent JAMA RCT of a goals of care intervention for nursing home residents with advanced dementia.

Duration: 00:25:48

Muriel Gillick: On Being Old and Sick in America's Health Care System

We discuss with geriatrician, palliative care clinician, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and author Muriel Gillick about the state of our current health care system for older adults as they journey through our health care system.

Duration: 00:29:00

Mark Supiano Podcast - How Low Should We Go with Blood Pressure in Older Adults

In this GeriPal Podcast we talk with Dr. Mark A. Supiano about a blood pressure management in older adults in the light of new evidence from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). In particular, we talk about a recent paper he co-author with Jeff Williamson in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) titled "Applying the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial Results to Older Adults."

Duration: 00:29:53

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