Our team is making big news!

National Institute on Aging funds a new intervention for caregivers of Alzheimer’s Hospice patients

This team will be working to test our new photo voice intervention.

A new book by Dr. Parker Oliver, Legacies from the Living Room: A Love Grief Equation.

An emotionally powerful love story about family, commitment, and living in the midst of dying. It is a unique memoir written not by an individual who is dying, but by a spouse faced with caregiving and loss. It is targeted for family members facing the terminal illness of their loved one as well as the professionals who are responsible to care for them.

A new book by Drs. Demiris, Parker Oliver & Washington, Behavioral Intervention Research in Hospice and Palliative Care .

Behavioral Intervention Research in Hospice and Palliative Care: Building an Evidence Base sets forth research considerations and guidelines to build evidence-based interventions to improve end-of-life care. It is an in-depth introduction to implementation research and showcases how a clinical need is identified to inform an intervention. The book extensively examines the various phases of intervention research, including design, implementation, evaluation, dissemination and translation. The book focuses on methodological, ethical and practical issues.

The science behind the quality of hospice and palliative care lags behind that of traditional medical practice, despite the continuous growth of palliative care interdisciplinary teams. Researching, developing and testing strategies is essential to advancing the effectiveness and value of this care.