For Whom the Bell Tolls – End of Life Concerns Affect more Patients – American Council on Science and Health


American Council on Science and Health

For Whom the Bell Tolls – End of Life Concerns Affect more Patients
American Council on Science and Health
I don't know whether it is a bad few weeks for cardiologists or not, but a new article in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) entitled How Medicine Has Changed the End of Life for Patients With Cardiovascular Disease spotlights a

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Hospice serves patients and families with end of life care – NRToday.com


NRToday.com

Hospice serves patients and families with end of life care
NRToday.com
Kimber: Hospice is end-of-life care, and it's a service for any patient who has been given a prognosis of having six months or less to live, and I want to emphasis the word prognosis. That means it's just an expectation based on a person's current

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For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears – New York Times


New York Times

For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears
New York Times
That paper, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, reviewed a number of ways in which heart patients are let down at the end of life. Implanted defibrillators often remain activated until the very end, for example, even for

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Constance Alexander: When it comes to end-of-life decisions, it’s important for patients to have control – User-generated content (press release)

Constance Alexander: When it comes to end-of-life decisions, it's important for patients to have control
User-generated content (press release)
Mother never had to make that choice, but if she had, I hope my family could have been as resilient and supportive as the family of Norma Bauerschmidt, whose end of life decision-making involved a journey of nearly 13,000 miles in 32 states, with final

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Few care guidelines exist for heart patients near end of life – Becker’s Hospital Review

Few care guidelines exist for heart patients near end of life
Becker’s Hospital Review
While clinical advancements in cardiology have dramatically extended the lives of patients with heart disease in the last 50 years, few guidelines exist to inform end-of-life care for these patients, reports The New York Times. Many heart patients

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We have to get better at supporting patients right to the end of life – The Guardian


The Guardian

We have to get better at supporting patients right to the end of life
The Guardian
And three, the health workforce is under-equipped to deal with end-of-life issues. We know aged care services struggle to meet the needs of dying residents, general practitioners can't give the time required to provide holistic care, and as for

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How Health Care Providers Can Ensure Patients’ End-of-Life Wishes Are Known – Harvard Business Review


Harvard Business Review

How Health Care Providers Can Ensure Patients' End-of-Life Wishes Are Known
Harvard Business Review
The physician attending to him did not have access to the details of Mr. M's medical history or end-of life-wishes, since his hospital and primary care physician had different electronic medical record (EMR) systems. Mr. M later experienced

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Helping dialysis patients decide about end of life – NephrologyNews.com


NephrologyNews.com

Helping dialysis patients decide about end of life
NephrologyNews.com
There are some key things to consider if a patient starts asking about end-of-life options. We must determine if the patient is of sound mind. Are they simply venting, or are they seriously considering alternatives? Have they discussed their issues

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Using a doula can help patients at the end of life – Newsday


Newsday

Using a doula can help patients at the end of life
Newsday
The attendees, at a free community training session about serving as “end-of-life doulas,” heard Promise Hospice President Elizabeth Aungier, talk about the goal of “a better death” for both terminally ill patients and their families. The former

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Technology speeds access to patients’ end-of-life wishes – CNN


CNN

Technology speeds access to patients' end-of-life wishes
CNN
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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