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In a paper publishing Jan. 24 in the journal International Psychogeriatrics, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine asked 21 hospice patients, ages 58 to 97 and in the last six months of their lives, to describe the

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Researchers find racial disparities in intensity of care at the end of life – EurekAlert (press release)

Researchers find racial disparities in intensity of care at the end of life
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African Americans at the end of life have significantly higher rates of hospital admission, emergency department (ED) visits, and discontinuing (also known as disenrolling from) hospice care than whites, according to a new study by researchers at the

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Transfusion dependence a barrier to quality end-of-life care for … – EurekAlert (press release)


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(Atlanta, Dec. 11, 2017) — For patients with advanced leukemia, access to high-quality end-of-life care appears to be reduced in those dependent on blood transfusions, according to a new study being presented during the 59th American Society of
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End-of-life decision-making for people with intellectual disabilities – EurekAlert (press release)

End-of-life decision-making for people with intellectual disabilities
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Most states in the U.S. have programs that allow terminally ill patients to document their end-of-life decisions. In New York, the Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form (MOLST) allows individuals to document what measures health care

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Study finds differences in end-of-life care for recent immigrants in … – EurekAlert (press release)

Study finds differences in end-of-life care for recent immigrants in …
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Among deceased in Ontario, Canada, recent immigrants were significantly more likely to receive aggressive care and to die in an intensive care unit compared …

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Patients nearing end of life receptive to having cholesterol medicine … – EurekAlert (press release)

Patients nearing end of life receptive to having cholesterol medicine …
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New research suggests patients nearing the end of their lives because of a 'life-limiting illness' such as cancer or heart disease may not feel medically …

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Patients nearing end of life receptive to having cholesterol medicine ‘deprescribed’ Oregon State University – EurekAlert (press release)

Patients nearing end of life receptive to having cholesterol medicine 'deprescribed' Oregon State University
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PORTLAND, Ore. – New research suggests patients nearing the end of their lives because of a "life-limiting illness" such as cancer or heart disease may not feel medically abandoned if their doctor wants to take them off the statins that control their

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Aggressive care at end of life for advanced lung cancer patients …
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For patients with advanced cancer, aggressive care — chemotherapy, mechanical ventilation, acute hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions — at the …

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Video messages clarify patients’ wishes for critical versus end-of-life … – EurekAlert (press release)

Video messages clarify patients' wishes for critical versus end-of-life …
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Adding a patient-created video testimonial to a living will or 'POLST' form can help to prevent errors of interpretation regarding the choice between life-sustaining …

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Many kidney failure patients lack advance directives near the end of … – EurekAlert (press release)

Many kidney failure patients lack advance directives near the end of …
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Among nursing home residents in the last year of life, patients with kidney failure were far less likely to have advance directives that put limitations on treatments …

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