End-of-life Care Important in Neurodegenerative Diseases But Can Be Lacking, Study Finds – ALS News Today

End-of-life Care Important in Neurodegenerative Diseases But Can Be Lacking, Study Finds
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“Participants' views were framed by the context of their lives and experience of their illness and these shaped their engagement with end-of-life care,” the researchers concluded. “Given the varying disease trajectories, care needs to be individualised

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Pick a day, maybe today, to talk with loved ones about end-of-life care – STAT


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Pick a day, maybe today, to talk with loved ones about end-of-life care
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At age 88, Mr. K was suffering from end-stage kidney failure. I, fresh out of medical school and ready for action, was on call in the intensive care unit the night his heart stopped. My team spent half an hour doing everything possible to keep him

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Improving End-of-Life Care Through the Arts – Duke Today

Improving End-of-Life Care Through the Arts
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A Sept. 30 panel discussion will explore how novels, animals, poetry and comics can play a role in a hospice patient's end of life comfort and help caregivers as well. “Novels ask us to dwell a little bit longer than memes,” says Jehanne Gheith, the

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Drug Combo Found Helpful in End-of-Life Delirium – MedPage Today

Drug Combo Found Helpful in End-of-Life Delirium
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Adding the benzodiazepine lorazepam to background haloperidol therapy significantly reduced agitated delirium at 8 hours compared with haloperidol alone in patients admitted to an acute palliative care unit with advanced cancer and a very short …

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White evangelicals have made a desperate end-of-life bargain with … – USA TODAY


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White evangelicals have made a desperate end-of-life bargain with …
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One of the biggest mysteries of Donald Trump's presidency has been white evangelicals' steadfast and enthusiastic support for him. Unlike Mormons, who saw a …

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Fading white evangelicals have made a desperate end-of-life bargain with Trump – USA TODAY


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Fading white evangelicals have made a desperate end-of-life bargain with Trump
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One of the biggest mysteries of Donald Trump's presidency has been white evangelicals' steadfast and enthusiastic support for him. Unlike Mormons, who saw a nearly 20-point falloff in support for Trump compared with their typical support for Republican …

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End-of-life advice: More than 500000 chat on Medicare’s dime – USA TODAY


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End-of-life advice: More than 500000 chat on Medicare's dime
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The 90-year-old woman in the San Diego-area nursing home was quite clear, said Dr. Karl Steinberg. She didn't want aggressive measures to prolong her life. If her heart stopped, she didn't want CPR. But when Steinberg, a palliative care physician

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End-of-Life Care After Stroke Varies Widely – MedPage Today

End-of-Life Care After Stroke Varies Widely
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Early use of comfort measures only following admission for acute stroke varies widely between hospitals, as influenced by hospital and patient characteristics, researchers reported. Overall, about one in 20 people (5.6%) were transitioned from

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Canada Today: End-of-Life Stories – The New York Times – New York Times


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Canada Today: End-of-Life Stories – The New York Times
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John Shields's decision to end his life was heartbreaking. Meet two others who weighed a medically assisted death.

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Canada Today: End-of-Life Stories – New York Times


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Canada Today: End-of-Life Stories
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One of the hardest parts of my job is not writing many of the stories I gather. There is never enough room. My article about John Shields's decision to end his life was particularly heartbreaking on this account because he wasn't the only person who

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