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Researchers advocate improvements in end-of-life care

Three Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers, writing in a special issue of JAMA published today, make the case for policies and practices that give terminally ill patients more control over how and where they will die.

Jan 19, 2016
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Families like looser ICU visitation policies

(HealthDay)—Many hospitals still restrict who can visit critically ill patients and when. But new survey results suggest that lifting such restrictions can improve family satisfaction and patient well-being.

Jan 04, 2016
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Illness

Illness (sometimes referred to as ill-health or ail) can be defined as a state of poor health.

It is sometimes considered a synonym for disease. Others maintain that fine distinctions exist. Some have described illness as the subjective perception by a patient of an objectively defined disease.

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