Researchers aim to assess preparedness of clinicians in communicating end-of-life issues – News-Medical.net

Researchers aim to assess preparedness of clinicians in communicating end-of-life issues
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Delivering news about end-of-life issues is one of the most difficult tasks clinicians encounter in medical practice. Researchers from the Texas Medical Center on behalf of the ETHICS study investigators, in Houston, Texas, aimed to assess how prepared …

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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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In Oregon, end-of-life wishes are just a click away
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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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Research: Hospice referral at end of life should be based on older adult’s pain, distressing symptoms – News-Medical.net


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Research: Hospice referral at end of life should be based on older adult's pain, distressing symptoms
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A team of researchers from Yale University has studied how soon older adults who were experiencing distressing symptoms and disability were admitted to hospice near the end of their lives . Their study was published in the Journal of the American

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Healthy lifestyle may help reduce individual’s disabled end-of-life … – News-Medical.net


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Healthy lifestyle may help reduce individual's disabled end-of-life …
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New research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society indicates that a healthy lifestyle may help reduce the duration of an individual's …

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Healthy lifestyle may help reduce individual's disabled end-of-life period
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New research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society indicates that a healthy lifestyle may help reduce the duration of an individual's disabled period near the end of life. In the community-based study of 5248 older adults

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Patients nearing end of life may not feel abandoned after … – News-Medical.net

Patients nearing end of life may not feel abandoned after …
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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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A new study indicates that many nursing home residents receiving dialysis do not have advance directives that sufficiently address end-of-life treatment …

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Many nursing home residents with renal disease lack advance directives to address end-of-life care – News-Medical.net


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Many nursing home residents with renal disease lack advance directives to address end-of-life care
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A new study indicates that many nursing home residents receiving dialysis do not have advance directives that sufficiently address end-of-life treatment decisions. Those with advance directives that put limitations on treatments and designated

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Study identifies factors that may contribute to use of PIMs at the end of life – News-Medical.net

Study identifies factors that may contribute to use of PIMs at the end of life
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A recent interview study has uncovered factors that may contribute to the use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) at the end of life. Limited awareness may contribute to physicians' practice of not discussing the discontinuation of PIMs at

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