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    Dear Dr. Chmielewski and others - I agree with physicians not being professionally bound by medically unreasonable patient/family requests. For clarity, when I mentioned the autonomy of the patient being eclipsed by the autonomy of the physician it ...

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    We have been getting more patients coming to hospice with end stage live disease on Xifaxan, presumably for treatment and/or prevention of hepatic encephalopathy. We have been having a debate on whether this would be a covered medication related to ...

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    ​Thank you for your insight.  As I mentioned in another response, she has not yet applied to our program.  However, because she expressed an interest in HPM, I thought it would be important for her to understand the kinds of consults and cases she would ...

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  • Changes have been made to the 2021 Call for Abstracts to help focus content and delivery methods: The call for concurrent sessions has been revised the 2020 session leaders will present their content in 2021. The call for scientific and quality improvement papers and posters will be July 7-21. The call for case study ... Read moreWeek in Review: May 25-29, 2020
  • Changes have been made to the 2021 Call for Abstracts to help focus content and delivery methods: The call for concurrent sessions has been cancelled (2020 session leaders will present their content in 2021). The call for scientific and quality improvement papers and posters will be July 7-21. The call for case study sessions and ... Read moreWeek in Review: May 18-22, 2020
  • The AAHPM Pediatric Curriculum Work Group invites all HPM fellowship directors, associate program directors, and educators involved in fellow training to provide input on a proposed list of essential topics in pediatric palliative care for HPM fellows in training programs focused primarily on adult patients. The survey will remain open until May 29, 4 pm ... Read moreWeek in Review: May 11-15, 2020

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