High-tech mannequin lets students practice end-of-life talks – Medical Xpress


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High-tech mannequin lets students practice end-of-life talks
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It's the conversation no one wants to have, but talking to patients and their families about death is inevitable for health care professionals. To address the limited …

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In Oregon, end-of-life wishes are just a click away – News Medical – News-Medical.net


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In Oregon, end-of-life wishes are just a click away – News Medical
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Just four hours earlier, Sallie Cutler had been sharing Mother's Day lunch with her mom, Alyce Cheatham. Then, that same evening, Cheatham, 96, landed in a …
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Study finds differences in end-of-life care for recent immigrants in Canada – Medical Xpress

Study finds differences in end-of-life care for recent immigrants in Canada
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Preliminary evidence suggests that some immigrants may face cultural and logistical challenges in end-of-life care due to several factors, including decreased health literacy or language ability and decreased access to care due to insufficient

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End of Life Care and its Unexpected Costs – Medical News Bulletin


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End of Life Care and its Unexpected Costs
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Recently, the end of life care experienced by older adult individuals has sparked interest and observations have been made to identify the potential risk factors for aggressive care along with an evaluation of the cost. This highlights the need to keep

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House passes proposals on end-of-life care, SAVMA, allied groups – American Veterinary Medical Association

House passes proposals on end-of-life care, SAVMA, allied groups
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The AVMA House of Delegates approved a policy on end-of-life care for companion animals and approved bylaws amendments regarding the Student AVMA and allied veterinary organizations. The AVMA Board of Directors had submitted a revised version of …

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Caregiving needs double as end of life nears – Medical Xpress


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Caregiving needs double as end of life nears
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"We were certainly aware when dealing with end-of-life care that families are mostly involved, but we couldn't quantify that prior to this [research]," said study author Dr. Katherine Ornstein. She's an assistant professor of geriatrics and palliative

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Prognostic variables and scores identifying the end of life in COPD: a systematic review – Dove Medical Press

Prognostic variables and scores identifying the end of life in COPD: a systematic review
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Introduction: COPD is a major cause of mortality, and the unpredictable trajectory of the disease can bring challenges to end-of-life care. We aimed to investigate known prognostic variables and scores that predict prognosis in COPD in a systematic

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Researchers survey strategies to improve end of life quality – Medical Xpress

Researchers survey strategies to improve end of life quality
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A new study by Cornell researchers has identified strategies that could help improve their quality of life, especially as their lives come to an end. The team surveyed 133 staff and volunteers who provide end-of-life care to patients in home and

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End-of-life support is lacking for homeless people – Medical Xpress


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End-of-life support is lacking for homeless people
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Researchers from the UCL Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, Pathway, St Mungo's and Coordinate My Care worked with homeless people and care professionals and found that many homeless people who may be approaching the end of …

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