Archive for June, 2017

UNIPACs are Becoming Essential Practices in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

AAHPM’s top selling self-study series, UNIPAC, will be receiving a face lift in 2017. The UNIPAC is being rebranded and will be called Essential Practices in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, but will still be featured as the popular 9-volume set with newly updated content and practical cases.

The content of each book has also been reorganized into the following titles:

  1. Medical Care of People with Serious Illness
  2. Psychiatric, Psychological, and Spiritual Care
  3. Pain Assessment and Management
  4. Nonpain Symptom Management
  5. Communication and Teamwork
  6. Ethical and Legal Practice
  7. Pediatric Palliative Care and Hospice
  8. COPD, CHF, and Renal Disease
  9. HIV, Dementia, and Neurological Conditions

View our latest YouTube video on the new Essential Practices in Hospice and Palliative Medicine to gain further insight into the new edition.

Currently, all UNIPAC, 4th edition books are 50% off using promo code UNIPAC50 in the store. Get yours while supplies last! This deal lasts until June 30. After June 30, they will be gone for good.

Highlights of the June Issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Listed below are a few articles from the most recent issue of the journal:

Original Articles

Barriers to Medical Compassion as a Function of Experience and Specialization: Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Surgery and General Practice

Antonio T. Fernando III and Nathan S. Consedine

United States Clergy Religious Values and Relationships to End-of-Life Discussions and Care

Michael J. Balboni, Adam Sullivan, Andrea C. Enzinger, Patrick T. Smith, Christine Mitchell, John R. Peteet, James Tulsky, Tyler VanderWeele, and Tracy A. Balboni

Factors Driving Live Discharge from Hospice: Provider Perspectives

Rachel Dolin, Laura C. Hanson, Sarah Rosenblum, Sally Stearns, Mark Holmes, and Pam Silberman

To access the articles, you must subscribe to JPSM or be a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). For further information on the Academy, call 847.375.4712 or visit

Submitted by: David Casarett, MD MA, Senior Associate Editor, JPSM