Category Archives: Palliative Medicine

WOUNDS – The Hidden Epidemic !!!


Check out the March edition of Current Opinion in Supportive & Palliative Care for a comprehensive series of articles on Wound Management that I was invited to edit. Patients with advanced illness represent the cohort within healthcare with the highest … Continue reading

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Lessons from El Salvador – Humane Medicine 101


I’m presently volunteering at an orphanage for disabled children within the mountains of El Salvador. I’m part of a benevolent Italian-Canadian RC church group from the greater Toronto area. This orphanage has continued to flourish largely to the dedication and leadership by our … Continue reading

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Check out the March 2013-Current Opinion In Supportive & Palliative Care


I edited the special edition on Wound Management in Patients with Advanced Illness. http://journals.lww.com/co-supportiveandpalliativecare/Fulltext/2013/03000/Editorial_introductions.1.aspx

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“Tricky Dicky” – DO NOT Combine Foley Catheters & Diapers


With the aging trend in heathcare greater proportions of institutionalized patients have issues with incontinence. Therefore, most of them will have diapers applied, and a significant proportion will also have foley catheters inserted. Over the past year I have seen … Continue reading

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Read my newest publication


http://journals.lww.com/co-supportiveandpalliativecare/Abstract/publishahead/Wound_management_in_patients_with_advanced_illness.99783.aspx

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“Trick or Treat”


As Halloween looms, I’m reflecting, metaphorically, on what occurs in healthcare everyday, particulary as it relates to the management of patients with advanced illness. With over 50% of our healthcare expenditures occuring in the last few months of patients’s lives, … Continue reading

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Optimize “Wound Palliation” using TSAS-W


“Wound Palliation” (WP) is evolving as a key component of comprehensive Wound Management. WP is also referred to as “Wound-Related Pain & Symptom Management” or “Palliative Wound Care”. The only assessment tool that addresses Wound Palliation in ALL wound classes is … Continue reading

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