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UNC Palliative Care Doctors Published in the NC Medical Journal

July 13, 2020

Three UNC Palliative Care physicians were published in the recent special issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal focused on serious illness care in North Carolina. Drs. Kyle Lavin and Paul Zimmerman: Sidebar: Using Patient-Reported Outcomes to Facilitate High-Quality Virtual Care for the Seriously Ill   Dr. Gary Winzelberg and Brian Wood: Expanding and Enhancing … Read more

UNC and Dr. Laura Hanson in key roles for the NIA Research Collaboratory for Alzheimer’s and related dementias

September 25, 2019

UNC-CH will play a key role in the National Institute on Aging’s (NIA) newly announced IMPACT Collaboratory, a national research incubator to improve care and quality of life for people living with dementia. Funded by a five-year $1.4 million grant, Dr. Hanson will lead the Patient and Caregiver Reported Outcomes (PCRO) Core for the Collaboratory.  … Read more

White Paper for Global Palliative Care Advocacy

October 8, 2018

White Paper for Global Palliative Care Advocacy: Recommendations from a PAL-LIFE Expert Advisory Group of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Vatican City The Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV) has released a white paper published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine detailing work from the PAL-LIFE project and outlining strategic recommendations for improving global palliative care. … Read more

Nationwide Quality of Hospice Care

November 3, 2017

To start off National Hospice Month, the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management published the initial results of Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP). Zheng NT, Li Q, Hanson LC, Wessell KL, Chong N, Sherif N, Broyles IH, Frank J, Kirk MA, Schwartz CR, Levitt AF, Rokoske F. Nationwide Quality of Hospice Care: Findings from the … Read more

Psychiatric Illness and Utilization of End-of-life Care

October 9, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Kyle Lavin on the publication of his study “Effect of Psychiatric Illness on Acute Care Utilization at End of Life from Serious Medical Illness” in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Read the article here: