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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Call for National Standard for End-of-Life Care – Medscape – Medscape


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Call for National Standard for End-of-Life Care – Medscape
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National standards for palliative and end-of-life care are needed after a report revealed stark discrepancies in services across England.

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Patient Videos Clarify End-of-Life Documents – Medscape


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Patient Videos Clarify End-of-Life Documents
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Adding a patient-made video to information in end-of-life forms helps correctly physicians interpret patients' directives, according to a study published online February 17 in the Journal of Patient Safety. Ferdinando L. Mirarchi, DO, medical director

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Obese Patients Receive Suboptimal End-of-Life Care – Medscape – Medscape


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Obesity is associated with diminished use of hospice services, leaving patients vulnerable to suboptimal end-of-life care, shows the first such study to explore the …
Terminally ill obese people less likely to receive hospice careUPI.com
The heavier the person, the lower the chance of getting hospice care or dying at home: studyMedical Xpress
Study: Heavier Patients Get Less Hospice CareMedPage Today

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