Today’s podcast is something special. First it was our first live podcast at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA). Second, we had the opportunity to talk with Rachelle Bernacki and Jo Paladino on two articles that came out today in two JAMA journals on the Serious Illness Care Program:
- Effect of the Serious Illness Care Program in Outpatient Oncology: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med.
- Evaluating an Intervention to Improve Communication Between Oncology Clinicians and Patients With Life-Limiting Cancer: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial of the Serious Illness Care Program. JAMA Oncology.
The Serious Illness Care Program described in these publications is a quality-improvement intervention designed to enhance communication between oncology clinicians and patients with advanced cancer improve goal-concordant care, peacefulness, therapeutic alliance, anxiety, and depression. If you want to learn more about it, listen to our podcast and check the website for Ariadne labs.