Dr. Shannon Devlin joins the Department of Medicine (Links to an external site)

Dr. Shannon Devlin joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Palliative Medicine as an instructor in October 2021. She was born and raised in Saint Louis but moved to Kansas City for college. She attended Rockhurst University, as part of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Pre-Medical Scholars program, and graduated summa […]

Fertility Insider x Dr. Elyse Everet‪t‬ (Links to an external site)

In this episode we talk to Washington University St Louis School of Medicine neurologist and palliative medicine specialist, Dr. Elyse Everett. We talk about having difficult conversations with death and dying, the importance of setting expectations with patients when breaking bad news and wrap up with the intersection of women’s health and what she wishes […]

Professional Decision-Making in Medicine: Development of a new measure and preliminary evidence of validity (Links to an external site)

This study developed a new Professional Decision-Making in Medicine Measure that assesses the use of effective decision-making strategies: seek help, manage emotions, recognize consequences and rules, and test assumptions and motives. The aim was to develop a content valid measure and obtain initial evidence for construct validity so that the measure could be used in […]

White installed as first Stokes Family Endowed Chair in Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care (Links to an external site)

National palliative care expert Patrick White, MD, was installed on Nov. 18, as The Stokes Family Endowed Chair in Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care. Dr. White is the chief medical officer of BJC Home Care and Hospice and leads Evelyn’s House, the adult and pediatric hospice house located on the campus of Barnes-Jewish West County […]

Early palliative care consultation reduces antimicrobial consumption at end of life (Links to an external site)

Early palliative care consultation may reduce antimicrobial consumption in patients at the end of life, according to recently published study findings. “Physicians often choose to continue antibiotics to improve quality of life or reduce symptom burden. However, whether these outcomes are achieved is unclear, with some studies showing no difference,” Jason P. Burnham, MD, instructor […]

White named director of Division of Palliative Medicine (Links to an external site)

Patrick White, MD

Patrick White, MD, an assistant professor of medicine, has been named director of the newly formed Division of Palliative Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The appointment was announced by Victoria J. Fraser, MD, the Adolphus Busch Professor and head of the Department of Medicine.

McClellan: Ira’s reward (Links to an external site)

St. Louis was once known for booze, shoes and baseball. Now it’s baseball, frozen custard and medicine. Our reputation in the third is largely due to the medical school at Washington University and its teaching arm — Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Easing the final journey (Links to an external site)

He was young — still in his 40s — and facing a devastating diagnosis: congestive heart failure that would end his life too soon. Readily admitting that his own lifestyle decisions had brought him to this place, Mr. D (his name has been changed to protect his privacy) suffered from what could only be described […]