Palliative Pearls

Palliative and Hospice Care Clinical Case Studies

Palliative Pearls are clinical hospice case studies that offer brief evidenced-based reviews covering a range of hospice and palliative care topics. Designed as self study tools or for discussion at interdisciplinary team (IDT) meetings, Palliative Pearls are intended to improve patient care by enhancing clinician’s knowledge. Subscribe in the Newsletter Signup box below to have the Palliative Pearls Newsletter together with Clinical Alerts delivered to your inbox each month.


 

Depression Management

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NW is an 80-year-old female admitted to hospice yesterday with a primary diagnosis of congestive heart failure. Her co-morbidities include hypertension and coronary artery disease. She has allergies to penicillin, which caused a rash, and lorazepam with reported confusion. She [...] Continue Reading

Polypharmacy Management

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KC is an 88-year-old woman with a terminal diagnosis of dementia without behavioral disturbances who lives at home with her 90-year-old husband. KC’s comorbidities include depression, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. She experienced a CVA over 1 year ago and she has [...] Continue Reading