Palliative Care

Palliative Care: Improving Patient Experience and Quality of Life

By R. Bruce Dalglish of Philadelphia, PA My name is Bruce Dalglish, and I am the CEO of the Philadelphia area-based corporate headquarters of All Caring Hospice and Alliance Hospice. In today’s blog, I would like to discuss the topic of palliative care. Palliative care serves the most vulnerable population in our country: these are people who deal with the …

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Palliative and Hospice Care: a Look Ahead

By R. Bruce Dalglish of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Updated 6/25/2018 With over 90 million Americans suffering from serious long-term or chronic illnesses, palliative and hospice care services are bound to play an ever-increasing role in the modern healthcare system. It is projected that by year 2029, there will be more than 70 million Americans age 65 or older. As …

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Negative Misperception Prevents Patients from Benefitting from Palliative Care, Research Shows

By R. Bruce Dalglish of Pennsylvania New research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal indicates that many patients associate the term “palliative care” with imminent death, which prevents them from even considering this type of care. Lead study author and head of the division of palliative care at the University Health Network in Toronto Dr. Camilla …

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Celebrating National Healthcare Decisions Day

By R. Bruce Dalglish of Philadelphia Updated 6/25/2018 Last Saturday on April 16, America celebrated an important holiday. National Healthcare Decisions Day was established to educate the public and healthcare professionals about the value of advance healthcare planning for people of all ages and medical histories. To share this critical message and help raise awareness about this …

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