Press releases on NINR-funded palliative care and end-of-life research. Follow NINR on Twitter or subscribe to NINR's News and Notes for the latest NINR updates of interest to the public, healthcare providers, and our constituents. Contact NINR's Division of Science Policy and Public Liaison to be added to our media list or to arrange an interview.

Press Releases

NIHSeniorHealth.gov offers comprehensive information on end of life - March 2014

NIH makes palliative care more attainable for pediatric patients and their families - January 2014

New NIH brochure educates Hispanics suffering from the symptoms of serious illness - November 2011

NINR convenes national summit on The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - July 2011

Program to Enhance Communication of Life-sustaining Treatment Preferences Associated with Closer Adherence to a Person’s Wishes when Compared with Traditional Practices, Finds NIH-Supported Study - July 2010

Prolonging the Withdrawal of Life Support in the ICU Affects Family Satisfaction with Care - October 2008

Family Members of Patients Who Die in the ICU Report Greater Satisfaction with Communication and Involvement than Family Members of ICU Survivors - November 2007

Improving Communication in the ICU about End-of-Life Care in the ICU Reduces Symptoms of Stress, Anxiety, and Depression in Family Members - February 2007

Novel Program Enhances Dementia Caregivers’ Quality of Life - November 2006

Study Shows Placing Relative with Dementia into Long-Term Care Facility Does Little to Ease the Emotional Burden of Caregivers - August 2004

Women's Symptoms are New or Different Prior to Heart Attack - November 2003

Research Shows That Distinct Patterns of Functional Decline in the Last Years of Life Indicate the Need for Different Approaches to Palliative Care - May 2003