Libbi Palmer

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BACKGROUND An organized and distinct curriculum in hospice and palliative care education is lacking in most United States medical school programs. Because of this knowledge deficit, physicians are often not able to meet the needs of their terminally ill patients and their families. METHODS A five-day combined didactic and clinical rotation in hospice and(More)
BACKGROUND Many physical and psychosocial complications arise from the use of physical restraints. Restraints in nursing homes have been estimated to cause approximately 1 in every 1,000 nursing home deaths. When restraints are removed, quality of life and functional status improve; there does not appear to be an increase in serious falls, and serious(More)
Research has documented the over-representation of persons with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMJ) in jails and prisons. Further increased attention has been directed to jail diversion programs and other attempts to prevent incarceration of adults with SPMI. Yet, regardless of available diversion programs, and recent trends in mental health within(More)
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