News tagged with advance care

Advanced care decision aids underutilized

(HealthDay)—Decision aids are underutilized for advanced care planning and their effectiveness is not well documented, according to a review published online July 29 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Aug 01, 2014
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Studies reveal new strategies to improve quality of life

Key studies released today at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) identify new strategies for easing the short- and long-term effects of cancer therapy and improving the quality of ...

Jun 02, 2014
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Doctor's specialty predicts feeding tube use

A new study shows that when elderly patients with advanced dementia are hospitalized, the specialties of the doctors at their bedside have a lot to do with whether the patient will end up with a gastric feeding ...

Apr 07, 2014
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Record number of older adults completing living wills

A record number of elderly people are completing living wills to guide end-of-life medical treatments – up from 47 percent in 2000 to 72 percent in 2010 – according to new research from the University of Michigan and ...

Apr 02, 2014
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