News tagged with palliative care

Novel system proposed for accountable cancer care

(HealthDay)—A novel structural and payment-reform system is proposed to foster accountable cancer care, according to a viewpoint piece published online April 29 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Apr 30, 2013
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Care pathway offers dignity for patients

A pioneering study in Tayside working with community nurses and terminally ill patients has produced a standardised care package which researchers say could be a valuable aid for the NHS and other health systems.

Feb 01, 2013
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New report evaluates palliative and hospice care in Ireland

Investment in end-of-life care has made Ireland a world leader in advancing palliative and hospice care but regional inequities persist, according to an evaluation report just published by the Dean of Health Sciences at Trinity ...

Jan 23, 2013
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Radiation therapy use low in end-stage cancer

(HealthDay)—Although the overall use of radiation treatment among elderly end-stage cancer patients is low during their final month of life, many receive more than 10 days of treatment, according to a study ...

Jan 13, 2013
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