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“Code Blue” Equals Lower Survival for Cancer Patients

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.

Ronald Epstein Honored for Humanism in Medicine

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.

Korones Receives National Honor for Pediatric Palliative Care Work

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.

National Task Force Releases 10 Measures of Quality Palliative and Hospice Care

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.

New Palliative Care Book Co-Edited by Rochester Expert

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.