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In general, the term 'medical futility' applies when, based on data and professional experience, no further treatments, procedures or tests will provide benefit and may, in fact, be more burdensome and create undue suffering for the patient and the
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In a paper publishing Jan. 24 in the journal International Psychogeriatrics, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine asked 21 hospice patients, ages 58 to 97 and in the last six months of their lives, to describe the

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Racial disparities in intensity of care at the end of life – Science Daily

Racial disparities in intensity of care at the end of life
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Although previous studies have found that African American patients have higher rates of hospitalization after enrolling in hospice than white patients, it was unknown if racial differences were linked to other differences in outcomes in hospice care

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


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For Whom the Bell Tolls – End of Life Concerns Affect more Patients
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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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Majority of hospice workers don’t have end-of-life wishes themselves … – Science Daily

Majority of hospice workers don't have end-of-life wishes themselves …
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One might assume that health care providers, especially those dealing with terminally ill patients, such as hospice workers would have a living will or advance …

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Caregiving needs increase as older adults approach the end of life – Science Daily


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Caregiving needs increase as older adults approach the end of life
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Researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found that dying adults received almost twice as many hours of help per week compared to those not at the end of life, and that end-of-life caregivers were significantly more likely to report
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Patients nearing end of life receptive to having cholesterol medicine ‘deprescribed’ – Science Daily

Patients nearing end of life receptive to having cholesterol medicine 'deprescribed'
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"A lot of our work is trying to better inform the evidence base for medication use at the end of life, and patient perceptions are really important in trying to honor what the patient wants and what the family wants." Furuno notes that the primary

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Patient often prescribed potentially futile drugs in their final months … – Science Daily

Patient often prescribed potentially futile drugs in their final months …
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Older adults often receive drugs of questionable benefit during their last months of life, according to the first study conducted on the burden of end-of-life …

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Patient often prescribed potentially futile drugs in their final months of life – Science Daily

Patient often prescribed potentially futile drugs in their final months of life
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Older adults often receive drugs of questionable benefit during their last months of life, according to the first study conducted on the burden of end-of-life medications across an entire population. The authors advocate for clinical guidelines to

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End-of-life decisions should be made early, mortuary science professor says – The Ranger


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End-of-life decisions should be made early, mortuary science professor says
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Faculty are licensed professionals and willing to talk to students, faculty and staff about their wishes. By J. Carbajal. While no one wants to think about death, let alone their own, it is important to get one's affairs in order and to notify loved

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