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T
he Journal of General Internal Medicine  has featured The Best Practices for End-of-Life Care for Our Nations' Veterans (BEACON) trial.  The study objective:  to evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-modal intervention strategy to improve processes of end-of-life care in inpatient settings.
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Central Alabama Hospice & Palliative Nursing Association Chapter Receives Charter 
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Health Facilities Management  magazine has featured the UAB Palliative and Comfort Care Unit as an example of a comforting and calming design providing both functionality and aesthetic appeal in a home-like environment.  Please follow the link to the magazine article.
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The UAB Palliative and Supportive Care Clinic was recently awarded a multi-year grant from the Women’s Breast Health Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham to establish a training program for Patient Navigators and Support Teams.  This program, SPARC (Supportive and Palliative Advocacy Resource for the Community), will work to create a network of support for breast cancer survivors through collaboration with community members and healthcare professionals.  SPARC will equip Community Health Advisors and Patient Navigators with the tools needed to help serve breast cancer survivors more effectively.  The SPARC Program will train CHAs and Navigators in a five county area (Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, Blount, St. Clair) in an effort to ensure consistency in services across healthcare institutions. SPARC will offer both classroom and online training.

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The Center for Palliative & Supportive Care received the 2013 Tweety Lasker Award from the Hand-in-Paw animal assisted therapy program
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The Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Caroyln C. Hunter Endowed Support Fund at its meeting on April 12, 2013.  The fund is for Excellence in Education for the Center for Palliative and Supportive Care.  Please follow this link to the Resolution.
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