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Questions game makes end-of-life planning easier
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In a study, people with chronic illness and caregivers of those with chronic illness played a game in which they took turns answering questions about end-of-life issues. The researchers found that three months after playing the game, 75 percent of

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Incomplete forms lead to unwanted end-of-life care – Futurity: Research News

Incomplete forms lead to unwanted end-of-life care
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Confusion over forms that specify end-of-life wishes may result in more treatment than patients actually want. Physicians' Orders for Life Sustaining Treatments (POLST) forms are a potential way to honor the end-of-life wishes of frail elderly or
Confusion on End-of-Life Forms Can Cause Elderly Patients to Receive More Emergency Care Than They May Have …Newswise (press release)

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Incomplete forms lead to unwanted end-of-life care – Futurity
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Incomplete or contradictory forms about end-of-life wishes can lead to treatment, such as CPR and intubation, that patients didn't want.
Confusion on End-of-Life Forms Can Cause Elderly … – NewswiseNewswise (press release)

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Too much hope can extend end-of-life suffering – Futurity: Research News


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Too much hope can extend end-of-life suffering
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Family members and friends who make decisions for critically ill patients often have significantly different and overly optimistic beliefs about their loved one's prognosis—which can color decisions about end-of-life care. “It isn't a bad thing for a
At end of life, doctors and families often differ in expectationsCBS News
For loved ones of critically ill patients, hope often trumps understanding of a physician's prognosisLos Angeles Times

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End-of-life care varies for inmates at US prisons – Futurity: Research News


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End-of-life care varies for inmates at US prisons
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The aging population in prisons in the United States highlights the need for palliative care for inmates. A new review of research articles suggests that while end-of-life care is often complicated, it can be especially challenging for those behind bars.
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How should paramedics handle end-of-life wishes?
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Paramedics and emergency medical technicians are trained to save lives. But they sometimes encounter situations where a dying patient's end-of-life wishes contradict their professional code. Interviews with EMTs and paramedics suggest clear guidelines …
Public Release: 13-Jul-2015 UB researcher explores first-responders' role in EurekAlert (press release)

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How should paramedics handle end-of-life wishes? – Futurity
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Paramedics and emergency medical technicians are trained to save lives. But they sometimes encounter situations where a dying patient's end-of-life wishes contradict their professional code. Interviews with EMTs and paramedics suggest clear guidelines …
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Ratings decline for end-of-life care – Futurity: Research News

Ratings decline for end-of-life care
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People asked to rate the end-of-life care of an elderly loved one were significantly less likely to report care was excellent in a 2011-13 survey than those who took the survey in 2000. For all the health care industry has done to try to make progress

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Patients, caregivers differ on end-of-life choices – Futurity: Research News

Patients, caregivers differ on end-of-life choices
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Participants were asked to choose their most-preferred end-of-life scenarios out of a series of options, including years of life remaining, degree of pain experienced, place of death, level of burden on caregivers, quality of healthcare experience
Family Caregivers Value A Year Of Life For Cancer Patients More Than Patients Science 2.0
Public Release: 2-Apr-2015 Dying patients' choices not always aligned to EurekAlert (press release)

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