Gary T Buckholz

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Delirium is highly prevalent in those with serious or advanced medical illnesses. It is associated with many adverse consequences, including significant patient, family, and health care provider distress. This article suggests a novel approach to delirium assessment and management and provides useful, practical guidance for clinicians based on a complete(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Dyspnea is a common symptom experienced by patients suffering from life-limiting illnesses. This review aims to summarize the nonpharmacological therapies that exist to treat this complex symptom. RECENT FINDINGS There is a wide array of nonpharmacological therapies to target the symptom of dyspnea by either changing physiologic factors(More)
Opioids are a class of medications frequently used for the treatment of acute and chronic pain, exerting their desired effects at central opioid receptors. Agonism at peripherally located opioid receptors, however, leads to opioid-induced constipation (OIC), one of the most frequent and debilitating side effects of prolonged opioid use. Insufficient relief(More)
113 Background: Advance care planning (ACP) in stem cell transplantation (SCT) is particularly challenging given the potential for cure for patients with blood cancers despite an increased risk of suffering and even death. Data regarding ACP and palliative care (PC) integration in SCT is limited. METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact, retention, and magnitude of effect of a required didactic and experiential palliative care curriculum on third-year medical students' knowledge, confidence, and concerns about end-of-life care, over time and in comparison to benchmark data from a national study of internal medicine residents and faculty. DESIGN Prospective(More)
115 Background: Transfusions are an essential palliative tool in the stem cell transplant (SCT) population. Limited data exist regarding transfusion practices at end-of-life for SCT patients and whether these practices may limit enrollment in hospice. METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted of deceased patients with hematologic malignancies who(More)
PURPOSE Advance care planning (ACP) in hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) is challenging, given the potential for cure despite increased morbidity and mortality risk.The aim of this study was to evaluate ACP and palliative care (PC) integration for patients who underwent HSCT. METHODS A retrospective analysis was conducted and data were(More)
CONTEXT Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) represent the key physician tasks of a specialty. Once a trainee demonstrates competence in an activity, they can then be "entrusted" to practice without supervision. A physician workgroup of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine sought to define Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) EPAs.(More)
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