PURPOSE To present guidance for patients and physicians regarding the use of radiotherapy in the treatment of bone metastases according to current published evidence and complemented by expert opinion. METHODS AND MATERIALS A systematic search of the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database between 1998 and 2009 yielded 4,287 candidate original… (More)
Background: Palliative medicine is assuming an increasingly important role in patient care. The Education for Physicians in End-of-life Care (EPEC) Project is an ambitious program to increase core palliative care skills for all physicians. It is not intended to transmit specialty level competencies in palliative care.
OBJECTIVES To assess the educational offerings provided to psychiatry residents in palliative care as well as their concomitant interest in learning more about this subspecialty. To measure the pre- and post-levels of competence, concern, and knowledge exhibited by psychiatry residents when completing a formalized clinical rotation in hospice and palliative… (More)
OBJECTIVE : What is the evidence for the effectiveness of palliative medicine? METHOD : A search of the PubMed database for clinical trials using search terms "Palliative Care" or "Palliative Medicine" or "Hospice" or "end of life" and "effectiveness" was conducted, and 63 articles were returned. Of these, 10 were related to outcomes of interest related… (More)
Practice, then, both shapes and supports learning. We wouldn't need to labor this point so heavily were it not that unenlightened teaching and training often pulls in the opposite direction. Abstract Over the past decade, education reform and teacher training projects have spent a great deal of effort to create and support sustainable, scalable online… (More)