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Perspectives in Palliative Medicine

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Stay on top of new research, advances and treatments available for the care of seriously ill patients. This series addresses the needs of patients and families dealing with serious or life-threatening conditions and provides concrete insights into how, as healthcare professionals, we can best provide relief to patients and their families at the most difficult of times.

Stay on top of new research, advances and treatments available for the care of seriously ill patients. This series addresses the needs of patients and families dealing with serious or life-threatening conditions and provides concrete insights into how, as healthcare professionals, we can best provide relief to patients and their families at the most difficult of times.
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Stay on top of new research, advances and treatments available for the care of seriously ill patients. This series addresses the needs of patients and families dealing with serious or life-threatening conditions and provides concrete insights into how, as healthcare professionals, we can best provide relief to patients and their families at the most difficult of times.

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English


Episodes

The Challenges to Pain Management in Geriatric Patients

1/21/2010
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Host: Porter Storey, MD Guest: Sean Morrison, MD What is the best treatment for our geriatric patients in pain? Do the hazards of analgesics outweigh the harm of being of pain for these patients? Dr. Sean Morrison joins host Dr. Porter Storey to explore pain's implications, treatment options, and red flags when treating geriatric patients. Series Produced In Cooperation With Sponsored By

Duration: 00:14:59


Palliative Care's Role in Treatment of the Seriously Ill

1/21/2010
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Host: Porter Storey, MD Guest: Russell K. Portenoy, MD More than half of the United States’ large hospitals have a palliative care team. What constitutes good palliative care? How do specialist palliative care and generalist care differ? Tune in for an exploration of the best practices in the treatment of patients with serious or life-threatening illness, with host Dr. Porter Storey and Dr. Russell Portenoy, chairman of the department of pain medicine and palliative care at...

Duration: 00:14:59


Religious Issues Affecting End of Life Care

1/21/2010
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Host: Porter Storey, MD Guest: Richard Payne, MD Our patients' religious and spiritual beliefs must guide our care of them at end of life. Dr. Richard Payne, director of the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life, tells host Dr. Porter Storey that the patients' conception of pain and end of life will shape how patients and their families will view these experiences. They also discuss how clinicians might navigate medical decisions in the context of culturally-determined beliefs and...

Duration: 00:14:59


Warning Shot: How to Deliver Difficult News

6/25/2009
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Host: Porter Storey, MD Guest: Gail Cooney, MD Delivering difficult news to a patient often requires a delicate and individualized approach. Dr. Gail Cooney reviews with host Dr. Porter Storey some of the most important do's and don'ts of communicating with your patients. She discusses what she learned on the other side of the desk, as the patient in the position of receiving devastating news, and outlines 3 basic steps for framing the conversation, and 3 things you should never say or...

Duration: 00:14:59


Appropriate Use, Undermedication and Abuse of Opioid Analgesics

6/25/2009
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Host: Porter Storey, MD Guest: Martha Twaddle, MD What signs does a physician need to consider when assessing a patient in pain and considering treatment with opioid analgesics? Host Dr. Porter Storey's guest Dr. Martha Twaddle is chief medical officer at Midwest Palliative & Hospice Care Center and associate professor of medicine at Rush Medical College in downtown Chicago. She explains that pain is not purely physical, and discusses how to navigate the question of medication...

Duration: 00:14:59