News & Events
Oct 31, 2017
The Palliative Care Program at UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital has once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Palliative Care Certification.
Aug 01, 2017
Patients with advanced cancer who suffer cardiac arrest in the hospital have a survival rate of less than 10 percent—half the rate of other patients without cancer, according to a nationwide study led by the University of Rochester Medical Center.
May 04, 2017
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) is honoring Ronald Epstein, M.D., with the 2017 STFM Gold Humanism Award. The award recognizes an STFM member each spring for attributes of humanism in medicine, defined by respectful and compassionate relationships with other physicians and the health care team, and with patients. It reflects attitudes, behaviors, and values that are sensitive to the values and backgrounds of others.
Sep 09, 2016
Specifically training oncologists and their patients to have high-quality discussions improves communication, but troubling gaps still exist between the two groups, according to a new study in JAMA Oncology.
Jul 14, 2016
Misunderstandings about prognosis between patients with advanced cancer and their doctors was common, in a study reported in JAMA Oncology, and the vast majority of patients didn’t know that their doctors held different opinions about how long they might live.
Mar 24, 2015
David Korones, M.D., pediatric oncologist and palliative care physician at UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital, has been awarded the 2015 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Senior Physician Award, a national award for physicians who care for people at the end of life. Korones specializes in treating children with brain tumors and is the founding director of Golisano Children’s Hospital’s pediatric palliative care program.
Feb 16, 2015
Patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses are less likely to experience unnecessary physical and emotional suffering if they receive palliative or hospice care that meets 10 key quality indicators, according to the findings of a two-year national project led by School of Nursing Independence Foundation Chair for Nursing/Palliative Care Sally A. Norton. The project’s findings and recommendations were published online today in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
Dec 05, 2014
Robert McCann, M.D., has been selected as one of 55 U.S. physicians to receive Mastership recognition from the American College of Physicians for 2014-2015. ACP is a national organization of more than 100,000 board-certified internists.
Sep 23, 2014
Rita Charon, M.D., Ph.D., will present the 2014 Sischy Lecture, “The Care of the Sick is a Work of Art,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue.
Mar 06, 2014
Rochester expert Timothy E. Quill, M.D. is co-editor of a new book exploring the ethics of palliative care, the medical specialty that focuses on pain and symptom management, patient and family support, and help with decision making.