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Monday, October 7, 2013

NIH Offers Research Grants on 'Palliative Care' for Older Americans -- By Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart

The National Institute of Health (NIH), part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has begun to solicit applications for federal grants to study ways to provide “palliative care” to older Americans at points earlier than end-of-life—including during time spent in assisted living facilities, short-term and long-term care facilities, and even ambulatory care.

Palliative care” is specialized medical care for those with serious illnesses. Though this type of care can be given along with curative treatment for illness, its main focus is on providing patients with relief from the pain, symptoms, and stress of a serious illness rather than curing the illness or disease itself.

The Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA) for the grants, which are worth up to $275,000, specifically state that they will be awarded for research on geriatric populations who are not in “hospice and end-of-life settings,” but, rather, “in settings and at time points earlier in geriatric patients’ disease of disability trajectories.”

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