Palliative care helps patients get the most out of life, whether they’re newly diagnosed, a survivor, or nearing the end of their journey. UAB’s palliative care pioneers provide a fresh look at the fast-growing specialty and its emphasis on listening, choices, patient goals, and quality of life.
UAB professor awarded $15,000 for work in palliative care.
Associate Professor Stefan Kertesz, M.D., who directs a special primary care clinic for homeless veterans at the Birmingham VA Medical Center, spoke about ways ordinary people can make a difference in the world during a Dec. 8 TEDxBirmingham Salon exploring ideas about poverty in the community.
A UAB/VA study shows that home hospice techniques on terminally ill, hospitalized patients have a positive impact on end-of-life care.
Richard M. Allman, M.D., has been appointed chief consultant for Geriatrics and Extended Care Services for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C.