MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Consent to Care:  The Why, When, and What — Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM

Consent to Care: The Why, When, and What — Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM

August 11, 2021

This podcast discusses the complexity of obtaining an informed consent, especially in the context of the patient lacking capacity.


Palliative Care and the Post-Stroke Patient — Mara Lugassy, MD

Palliative Care and the Post-Stroke Patient — Mara Lugassy, MD

August 11, 2021

The purpose of this podcast is to enhance knowledge of the role of palliative care in managing complications of stroke. 


Management of Nausea and Constipation in Advanced Illness — Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM

Management of Nausea and Constipation in Advanced Illness — Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM

August 11, 2021

The goal of this podcast is to review the etiology, pathophysiology, and management of nausea and constipation, two common symptoms in advanced illness. 


Professor’s Rounds: Integrating Palliative and Critical Care — J. Randall Curtis, MD, MPH

Professor’s Rounds: Integrating Palliative and Critical Care — J. Randall Curtis, MD, MPH

October 14, 2019

The purpose of this podcast is to increase your understanding of the principles and practices that facilitate high quality primary and specialty care in the ICU and review the existing evidence for specific approaches to integrating palliative care in the ICU.


A 75-year-old man with CHF, COPD, chronic kidney disease, and frequent falls after medication change — Michael Zablow, MD

A 75-year-old man with CHF, COPD, chronic kidney disease, and frequent falls after medication change — Michael Zablow, MD

September 11, 2019

The purpose of this podcast is to analyze how polypharmacy can cause falls and other side effects in the elderly.


An 89-year-old woman with increasing weakness, declining function, and weight loss — Michael Zablow, MD

An 89-year-old woman with increasing weakness, declining function, and weight loss — Michael Zablow, MD

September 11, 2019

The purpose of this podcast is to discuss the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of frailty in the geriatric population. The presentation will use discussion of clinical cases to illustrate a practical clinical treatment approach aimed at improving the patient’s symptoms and quality of life.


A 62-year old man with chronic kidney disease, insomnia and dysthymia — Mara Lugassy, MD

A 62-year old man with chronic kidney disease, insomnia and dysthymia — Mara Lugassy, MD

September 11, 2019

The purpose of this podcast is to enhance the knowledge of primary care physicians and nurse practitioners in the palliation of a patient with chronic kidney disease (CKD)with symptoms of insomnia and dysthymia.


A 45-year-old woman with locally extensive cervical cancer, chronic pain, and a history of IV drug use — Martin Grossman, MD

A 45-year-old woman with locally extensive cervical cancer, chronic pain, and a history of IV drug use — Martin Grossman, MD

September 11, 2019

The purpose of this podcast is to enhance the knowledge of primary care physicians and nurse practitioners in the palliation of cancer-related pain in a patient who has a history of IV drug abuse.


Professor’s Rounds: Ensuring the Delivery of High Quality Care Throughout the Cancer Trajectory — Jennifer Temel, MD

Professor’s Rounds: Ensuring the Delivery of High Quality Care Throughout the Cancer Trajectory — Jennifer Temel, MD

August 14, 2019

The purpose of this podcast is to understand the importance of symptom management and communication about prognosis and end-of-life care preferences in patients with advanced cancer and the role that palliative care can play in addressing these important aspects of cancer care. 


2018 Update of the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care: Process and Outcomes — Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN

2018 Update of the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care: Process and Outcomes — Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN

February 12, 2019

This palliative care podcast reviews the National Consensus Project Guidelines, 4th edition, released in 2018. 


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