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ProPACC: Protocol for a Trial of Integrated Specialty Palliative Care for Critically Ill Older Adults

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022 Jun;63(6):e601-e610. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.02.344.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Each year, approximately one million older adults die in American intensive care units (ICUs) or survive with significant functional impairment. Inadequate symptom management, surrogates’ psychological distress and inappropriate healthcare use are major concerns. Pioneering work by Dr. J. Randall Curtis paved the way for integrating palliative care (PC) specialists to address these needs, but convincing proof of efficacy has not yet been demonstrated.DESIGN: We will conduct a multicenter patient-randomized efficacy trial of integrated specialty PC (SPC) vs. usual care for 500 high-risk ICU patients over age 60 and their surrogate decision-makers from…
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Developing Palliative Medicine as an Accredited Medical Specialty in Kenya

JCO Glob Oncol. 2022 May;8:e2200025. doi: 10.1200/GO.22.00025.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: Most people living with life-limiting illnesses in Kenya lack access to palliative care. Globally, palliative medicine is a growing specialty that equips clinicians with the training required to improve the quality of life for people living with a wide variety of serious illnesses. Optimal delivery relies on a skilled workforce with specialty-level training, and we identified the absence of board-accredited training programs for clinical officers (COs) and physicians as a barrier to providing high-quality palliative care in Kenya.METHODS: We held a series of stakeholder meetings with expert palliative care clinicians, leaders, and educators…
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