Palliative Care

Palliative Care News

  • New Tool for Spiritual Well-Being in Cancer Care A new stand-alone measure for evaluating spiritual well-being in cancer patients receiving palliative care has now been finalized and validated in 10 languages.
  • Little Evidence Shows Cannabis Helps Chronic Pain Or PTSD Even though pain and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are among the most common reasons people use medical marijuana in the U.S., there isn’t much proof cannabis works for either one of these conditions, two research reviews suggest.

Palliative Care Perspective

  • Should Well-Wishers Urge McCain to Fight His Cancer? Friends and family commonly urge people with cancer to fight, but a commentary suggesting that friends shouldn't encourage Sen. John McCain to fight his cancer drew many opinions from physicians.
  • A Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Bonnie Freeman describes the journey that led to her ideal job, and what she does every day as a palliative care nurse practitioner.