Ensuring Meaningful End-of-Life Conversations – Medscape


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Ensuring Meaningful End-of-Life Conversations
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When we talked to them about how she was never going to improve and whether this was a life she would want, they were thinking, "I can't be the one who makes the decision that leads to her death, because I've been wanting to kill her my whole life." It

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Palliative Care Is About the Life That’s Left, Not the End of Life – Medscape


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Palliative Care Is About the Life That's Left, Not the End of Life
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To Diane's point, it's that perspective that we are just end-of-life care. It's really important that we continue to educate other services and other physicians and nurses across the board about what palliative care does, so that we can be useful to

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The Bedside Nurse’s Role at End of Life – Medscape


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The Bedside Nurse's Role at End of Life
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In a recent article, Price and Knotts present a case study and discussion of three key components of nursing care for patients with CF at the end of life. The case patient is a 29-year-old, married woman with two young children. This tragic story is

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End-of-Life Wishes Are Just a Click Away in Oregon – Medscape – Medscape


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End-of-Life Wishes Are Just a Click Away in Oregon – Medscape
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A new link creates two-way access to the state registry that documents the type of medical care sick and frail patients want — or refuse.

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End-of-Life Wishes Are Just a Click Away in Oregon – Medscape


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End-of-Life Wishes Are Just a Click Away in Oregon
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POLST forms, formally known as Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, have become a staple in care for the fragile or seriously ill. They document in detail what kind of medical treatments patients want — or don't want — at the end of life

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Palliative Care Reduces Aggressive End-of-Life Interventions – Medscape


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Palliative Care Reduces Aggressive End-of-Life Interventions
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Consultation with a palliative care provider substantially reduces aggressive end-of-life care compared with end-of-life care with no palliative component. Also, the earlier the consultation, the greater the reduction in healthcare use, a retrospective …

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Homeless and Dying in America: Facing the End of Life Alone – Medscape


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Homeless and Dying in America: Facing the End of Life Alone
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Little is known about the end-of-life (EOL) experiences of homeless persons. A major gap in knowledge exists regarding the symptoms experienced by homeless persons at or near the EOL—information that would help clinicians not only manage these …

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Use of Chemotherapy Near the End of Life – Medscape

Use of Chemotherapy Near the End of Life
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Conclusion: among hospitalized patients with cancer, young individuals, treated in comprehensive cancer centers or in high-volume centers without palliative care units were the most likely to receive chemotherapy near the end of life. We found no

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Deathbed Visions at End of Life – Medscape


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Deathbed Visions at End of Life
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In a recent study, Chang and colleagues explored the experience of deathbed visions and the potential link to spiritual care at the end of life. Deathbed visions were defined as "visions of deceased relatives or friends, religious figures, or a

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‘Pre-Hospice’ Saves Money by Keeping People at Home Near the End of Life – Medscape


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'Pre-Hospice' Saves Money by Keeping People at Home Near the End of Life
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Gerald Chinchar isn't quite at the end of life, but the end is not far away. The 77-year-old fell twice last year, shattering his hip and femur, and now gets around his San Diego home in a wheelchair. His medications fill a dresser drawer, and

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