Palliative Care Chat® is a podcast designed for health care professionals who are interested in hospice and palliative care, particularly those who may be interested in enrolling in the online MS in Palliative Care and Graduate Certificates program. Explore episodes that aired in 2019 below.
To listen to current episodes, please visit this webpage.
Episode 28: Celebration of National Spirituality Week
October 20-26, 2019 is National Spirituality Week. Enjoy this lively conversation between two spiritual advisors about implications of spirituality in end of life care. Download full transcript here.
Episode 27: Pharmacists at Pain Week — An Engaging (and Prevalent) Proposition!
Many pharmacists (especially members of the Society of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacists) made incredible presentations at PainWeek 2019 in Las Vegas recently! In this podcast, they discuss their presentations, including take-away messages. Download full transcript here.
Episode 26: Implementation of a Community Paramedicine Program in Hospice and Palliative Care
Listen as Dr. McPherson interviews Christina McCurdy, RN, MS, director of inpatient care, nursing support services, crisis intervention care and Medicare care choices at Community Hospice and Palliative Care in Jacksonville, Florida. Download full transcript here.
Episode 25: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care -- An Interview with Drs. Ferrell and Twaddle
This is a fantastic interview with Drs. Betty Ferrell and Martha Twaddle, co-chairs of the 4th edition of the National Consensus Guidelines on Palliative Care! Download full transcript here.
Episode 24: I'd Like to Volunteer for That -- Innovations in Volunteerism in Hospice and Palliative Care
Volunteers play an important role in hospice, and recruiting volunteers is an ongoing effort in hospice. This podcast shares an interesting approach to using student pharmacists as hospice volunteers, and masters students as volunteers in the inpatient palliative care department! Download Full Transcript | Download Presentation Slides
Episode 23: Interview with Dr. Jennifer Tjia and Dr. Sean Morrison
You'll really enjoy this recounting of how research in palliative care originated, where we are now, and directions for the future. Listen to two experts in the field - Dr. Sean Morrison and Dr. Jennifer Tjia - they'll have us all wanting to do research in our chosen field! Download full transcript here.
Episode 22: Hospice and Palliative Care Services from the Veterans Affairs
Please join us as Dr. Scott Shreve describes the Veteran Affairs approach to hospice and palliative care. Download full transcript here.
Episode 21: Magical, Mystical, Mischievous Methadone -- Let's Learn How to Use Methadone Safely and Appropriately
Three authors of the wonderful new article “Safe and Appropriate Use of Methadone in Hospice and Palliative Care: Expert Consensus White Paper” published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management discuss the impetus for the paper, and provide a summary of recommendations. Full text of article available for several weeks here. You don’t want to miss this podcast! Download full transcript here.
Episode 20: Palliative Care Has Gone to the Dogs!
In this episode of Palliative Care Chat, Dr. McPherson interviews Beth Marchitelli, DVM, a veterinarian who specializes in hospice care and in-home euthanasia with 4 Paws Farewell in Asheville, NC. Download full transcript here.
Episode 19: Interview with Timothy Cox
In this episode of Palliative Care Chat, Dr. McPherson interviews Timothy Cox, JD, senior director of home-based post-acute care evaluation and oversight for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. Download full transcript here.