Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics

Case of the Month

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March 2021 Central Post-stroke Pain
December 2020 Management of Hiccups
November 2020 The Use of Psychostimulants in Patients with Serious Illness
October 2020 Acute Anxiety in Seriously Ill Children and Adolescents
August 2020 How to Talk About Time Limited Trials
July 2020 Deciding Who Can Decide: Assessing Decision-Making Capacity in Hospitalized Patients
June 2020 Diagnosis and Medication Management of Post-operative and Migraine Headache
April 2020 Phantom Limb Pain
March 2020 CAR-T Therapy: What is it and who does it help?
January 2020 “The Art of Medicine”: Using the Visual Arts to Move Away from Burn Out and Towards Resiliency in Medical Training
December 2019 Predicting Prognosis in Parkinson’s Disease
October 2019 The Support Consult: Coping Skills in Real Time
September 2019 Undue Influence or Relational Autonomy? When Family Members Steer Medical Decisions
August 2019 Treating Non-Infectious Diarrhea
June 2019 Cultural Implications and Request for Non-Disclosure of Medical Information
March 2019 Pain in the Ads! Adrenal Insufficiency in Palliative Care
December 2018 Cancer Immunotherapy: New Drugs, Old Lessons
November 2018 Bad to the Bone: Management of Cancer Pain Related to Bone Involvement
October 2018 How to Predict Prognosis in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
September 2018 Identifying the Surrogate
August 2018 Conservative Management of Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease
June 2018 The Huddle before the Family Meeting
April 2018 Lifting the Fog of Chemobrain: Understanding Cancer Related Cognitive Impairment
January 2018 PTSD in seriously ill Patients: A difficult conundrum
December 2017 Addiction Treatment Options, or “What the Heck is an IOP?
November 2017 A Patient Behaving Very Strangely
September 2017 Treating depression in patients who can’t take oral medications
August 2017 Refractory Dyspnea: Oxygen and Opioids
July 2017 Aortic Stenosis, TAVR, and the Potential Role of Palliative Care
June 2017 Quetiapine for Off-Label Use in Anxiety – What is the evidence?
May 2017 Ketamine – A promising antidepressant?
March 2017 Rage and Ramble, Shiver and Shake – Tacrolimus Neurotoxicity
February 2017 Legacy Projects and Life Review in Palliative Care
January 2017 I Swear I Didn’t Use Any Drugs!
October 2014 Emotion vs. Fact

More archived “Case of the Month” documents are forthcoming.

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