The study represents an opportunity to extend care, says USC Professor Susan Enguidanos. (Photo/iStock)

USC researchers aim to boost quality of life for seriously ill patients

A new study will follow patients who receive palliative care at home and in clinics

By Orli Belman | January 10, 2017

Which model is more effective when providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness — primary care or home-based care?

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Yelp Reviewers Take a Dimmer View of Nursing Homes Than the Feds

By Emily Gersema | November 27, 2017

Disparities between social media and government ratings for nursing homes make the search for a nursing home an even more difficult process.

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Tom Petty and Your End-of-Life Wishes

By Beth Newcomb | October 25, 2017

The loss of the 66-year-old musician serves as a reminder that tragic events can happen no matter one’s age or seeming good health.

It’s another opportunity to bring up an unusual, but critical, conversation topic with loved ones — advance care planning and advance directives (legal documents specifying care preferences and a “health care proxy” in case of a serious illness).

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Nearly 1 In 5 Hospice Patients Discharged While Still Alive (NPR)

By Orli Belman | August 11, 2017

NPR quoted Susan Enguídanos of the USC Leonard Davis School on recent findings that hospices with the highest rate of so-called live discharges also have the highest profits.

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Enguidanos Honored for Palliative Care Research—and More is on the Way

By Jonathan Riggs | February 25, 2015

USC Leonard Davis Associate Professor Susan Enguídanos, an expert in palliative and hospice care, is honored for her extensive body of research in palliative care just as she begins a new project implementing and evaluating an innovative, patient-centered palliative care program.

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