Current Palliative Care News and Events | Page 2

Current Palliative Care News and Events, Palliative Care News Articles.
Sort By: Most Relevant | Most Viewed
Page 2 of 25 | 1000 Results
Position statement addresses difficult issue: allocating scare resources in COVID-19 era
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented pressure on societies worldwide, given the pandemic's rapid, often deadly spread. In health care, the pandemic has raised the pressing question of how society should allocate scarce resources during a crisis. This is the question experts addressed today in a new position statement published by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16537). (2020-05-06)

Two new AHA statements focus on heart failure: How social determinants can affect outcomes; impact on caregivers
Adverse social factors, such as insurance status, food insecurity, lack of funds for medication and others, may lead to worse heart failure outcomes. Caregiving by family and friends of people with heart failure is increasingly complicated, is progressively more challenging and takes a financial, physical and emotional toll on caregivers. (2020-04-30)

Study estimates cost of cancer care for Syrian refugees in wake of COVID-19
A new study shows the cost of cancer care for Syrian refugees in host nations for the first time, as researchers urge resources to be provided in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-04-30)

To face coronavirus disease 2019, surgeons must embrace palliative care
This Viewpoint describes the relevance of a palliative care approach to surgery during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. (2020-04-28)

Call for palliative care to be adapted for severely ill Covid-19 patients
Emergency-style palliative care needs to implemented to meet the needs of Covid-19 patients who wouldn't benefit from a ventilator say researchers. This is the first time that palliative care has been examined in the light of the current global pandemic. The researchers describe the challenges of providing palliative care where resources are stretched and demand is high, based on their experiences at a hospital. (2020-04-16)

AGS COVID-19 policy brief offers roadmap for care of older adults in nursing homes
In a policy brief published today in its namesake journal (DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16477), the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) offered a roadmap to guide federal, state, and local governments addressing COVID-19 concerns for a critical--and critically impacted--group: Older adults in nursing homes and long-term care. (2020-04-08)

A COVID-19 palliative care pandemic plan: An essential tool
Palliative care physicians have created a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) palliative care plan as an essential tool to provide care and help manage scare resources during the pandemic. The plan, which focuses on eight critical elements -- 'stuff,' 'staff,' 'space,' 'systems,' 'sedation,' 'separation,' 'communication' and 'equity' -- is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2020-03-31)

JNCCN: How to manage cancer care during COVID-19 pandemic
Experts from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance share lessons learned from early experiences treating people with cancer during COVID-19 outbreak via free online article in JNCCN--Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (2020-03-18)

Treatment disparities drive worse outcomes for pediatric Black, Hispanic brain cancer pts
Of 1,881 patients under age 19 diagnosed with cancers of the brain and central nervous system between 2000 and 2015, 52 percent of White patients lived five years from diagnosis, whereas only 44 percent of African American patients and 45 percent of Hispanic patients reached a similar milestone. (2020-03-12)

Hospices struggle to deliver specialized support to children when a parent is dying
Support available to children experiencing the death of a parent varies across the country, new research published in the BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care finds. (2020-03-09)

A PLOS Medicine special issue devoted to refugee and migrant health
This week, the open-access journal PLOS Medicine launches its latest special issue, focused on research and commentary about the health of refugees and migrants. (2020-03-03)

Social accounting, a different perspective when analysing public spending efficiency
A UPV/EHU's research group has shown that it is possible to express in terms of money the social value generated by a hospital. It has calculated the social added value index of a hospital for the first time taking the Osakidetza [Basque Autonomous Community Public Health Service] Santa Marina Hospital as the basis. This analysis provides the hospital with information for the purpose of implementing improvements and could be important when it comes to drawing comparisons with other hospitals. (2020-02-21)

MAiD is not driven by socioeconomic vulnerability or poor access to palliative care
A new study of people who received medical assistance in dying (MAiD) in Ontario found that about three-quarters were cared for by palliative care practitioners at the time of their request for MAiD, and MAiD recipients were younger, wealthier and more likely to be married than the general population at time of death. These findings dispel concerns that MAiD requests are driven by lack of access to palliative care services or by socioeconomic vulnerabilities. (2020-02-12)

Palliative vs. standard care for Parkinson's disease
This randomized clinical trial that included 210 patients with Parkinson's disease and related disorders and 175 caregivers examined whether outpatient palliative care was associated with better patient or caregiver outcomes compared with standard care. (2020-02-10)

End-of life-care needs will nearly double over the next 30 years, highlighting urgent need for funding
New research at Trinity College Dublin highlights that end-of-life care needs will nearly double over the next 30 years, highlighting urgent need for funding and workforce. (2020-02-06)

NCRI data shows increase in cancer research funding following five years of growth
Analysis of the NCRI's 18 partner organizations shows that cancer research funders in the UK have increased their collective spend, for the first time spending over £700 million in the year 2018/19. This follows five years of spending increases and the highest level of funding since NCRI started collecting data in 2002. (2020-02-04)

ICUs receive higher satisfaction scores for end-of-life care than other hospital units
The research challenges a common belief that dying in the ICU is a less favorable experience than dying elsewhere in the hospital. (2020-01-23)

Medicinal cannabis may not ease sleep problems in the long run
Medicinal cannabis might not ease sleep problems in people with chronic pain over the long term, because frequent users might build up tolerance to its sleep-inducing effects, suggests preliminary research published online in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. (2020-01-20)

Parents with terminally ill children tend to hide emotional pain from their spouses
A study led by NTU Singapore suggests that Asian parents with terminally ill children found tend to defer discussing their psychological pain with their spouses to protect them from emotional distress. Instead, they prefer to revealed the parents' preference to support each other in pragmatic and solution-oriented ways such as discussing treatment options, arranging care plans and sharing caregiving responsibilities. (2020-01-16)

Palliative care in hospitals linked to decrease in use of ICU; treatment intensity
A new study shows that implementing hospital-based palliative care services in New York State reduces treatment intensity at the end of life for hospitalized patients. Implementation of palliative care was associated with a 10% reduction in utilization of an intensive care unit for patients who died during their hospitalization. an absolute decrease in end-of-life ICU use of just 4% would translate to a difference in cost of approximately $265 million per year in the US. (2020-01-08)

Planning for future care may be linked to longer survival in terminally ill patients
Sharing preferences for end of life care, known as advance care planning, may be linked to longer survival in terminally ill patients, suggests the first study of its kind, published online in the journal BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. (2019-12-10)

Online tool helps patients demystify the 'Pandora's box' of genomic sequencing
A decision aid developed to support patients undergoing genomic sequencing can reduce the amount of time patients spend speaking with overburdened genetic counselors while helping them feel more knowledgeable, suggests a study from St. Michael's Hospital. (2019-12-10)

Machine learning can help us understand conversations about death
Researchers at the University of Vermont's Vermont Conversation Lab have used machine learning and natural language processing to better understand what end-of-life conversations look like. Borrowing techniques used to study fiction, where machine learning algorithms analyze manuscripts to identify story types, the researchers identified several common elements in these conversations. That knowledge could eventually help healthcare practitioners understand what makes a 'good' conversation about palliative care. (2019-12-09)

Acupuncture reduces radiation-induced dry mouth for cancer patients
After receiving acupuncture treatment three days a week during the course of radiation treatment, head and neck cancer patients experienced less dry mouth, according to study results from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. (2019-12-06)

Ontario physicians do not need consent to withhold CPR that they feel will not benefit patients
In August, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismissed a malpractice lawsuit filed against two physicians who refused to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to an 88-year-old man with multiple comorbidities and multiorgan failure. This ruling may have important implications for physicians in Ontario and elsewhere, according to a commentary published in this week's CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-11-25)

Contacts with primary care physicians did not increase after the Affordable Care Act
At the same time the Affordable Care Act increased the number of insured Americans, analysis of health care industry data shows a continued decline in contact with primary care physician services. (2019-11-12)

A national decline in primary care visits associated with more comprehensive visits and electronic follow-up
The number of primary care visits may be declining nationally, but analysis reveals that in-person visits have become more comprehensive and follow-up care has moved online. (2019-11-12)

Project to answer last wishes spreads successfully
Six years ago the initial Three Wishes Project began at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, when hospital staff asked patients or their families how they might honour the life and dignity of those dying in the intensive care unit. Staff would then help families by implementing these wishes. Now a study with three additional hospital intensive care unit sites in Toronto, Vancouver and Los Angeles, California has proven the project is a success elsewhere. (2019-11-11)

First study of how family religious and spiritual beliefs influence end of life care
In the first study to investigate the association of the religious and spiritual beliefs of surrogate decision makers with the end of life decisions they make for incapacitated older adult family members, Regenstrief Institute Research Scientist Alexia Torke, M.D., and theological and scientific colleagues have found that the surrogate's belief in miracles was the main dimension linked to preferences for care of their loved one. (2019-11-04)

ACS NSQIP surgical risk calculator predicts outcomes for geriatric surgical patients
The NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator can now accurately predict four specific quality-of-life outcomes that transcend traditional measures of successful surgery, such as complication and mortality rates, and now reflects the expected effects of surgery on the ability of older patients to function independently. (2019-10-29)

Algorithm identifies cancer patients in need of advance care planning conversations
A newly developed algorithm prioritizes patients to ensure that cancer doctors talk to them about their values and goals before it is too late. (2019-10-25)

Scientists uncover the process behind protein mutations that impact gut health
A new study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Canada and Zhejiang University School of Medicine in China has uncovered why a protein mutation that causes inflammatory bowel diseases is dysfunctional. (2019-10-24)

Rapid increase in naloxone distribution after kits became available at Ontario pharmacies
The distribution of naloxone kits in Ontario increased rapidly after they were made available free of charge through community pharmacies and reached almost 68,000 people in a two-year period. (2019-10-18)

Acceptance and commitment therapy may ease fear of recurrence in cancer survivors
In a first of its kind study, researchers from Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University, Butler University and West Virginia University report that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) shows significant promise for treating fear of cancer recurrence in women who have survived breast cancer. Fear that cancer may come back or progress is especially common in breast cancer survivors, with up to 70% reporting that the fear affects their daily life. (2019-10-15)

Some ICU admissions may be preventable, saving money and improving care
Many admissions to the intensive care unit may be preventable, potentially decreasing health care costs and improving care, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2019-10-04)

Virtual reality may help foster learning and collaboration across health professions
One of the biggest challenges to implementing interprofessional education for health professions students is scheduling. Could virtual reality education help? A small new study, led by researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and focused on palliative care, says yes. (2019-10-03)

Prediction system significantly increases palliative care consults
A trigger system powered by predictive analytics increased palliative care consultations by 75 percent after its implementation (2019-09-25)

Early palliative care for advanced lung cancer increases survival
Early palliative care is associated with better survival in patients with advanced lung cancer, according researchers with the Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health and Science University. (2019-09-19)

Addressing serious illness with a serious question to clinicians
A question: 'Would you be surprised if this patient died in the next month?' -- posed to elicit a clinician's overall impression of a patient -- produced a strong correlation. If a clinician answered that they would not be surprised, the patient was twice as likely to die in the next month. (2019-09-13)

New guideline on Parkinson's disease aimed at physicians and people with Parkinson's
A comprehensive new Canadian guideline provides practical guidance for physicians, allied health professionals, patients and families on managing Parkinson disease, based on the latest evidence. The guideline is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), accompanied by an easy-to-reference infographic and podcast. (2019-09-09)

Page 2 of 25 | 1000 Results
   First   Previous   Next      Last   
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.