News tagged with palliative care

Hospitals and nursing homes can learn much from hospice care

There is much value in training hospital and nursing home staff in the basics of palliative care to make the last days of a dying patient's life as comfortable and dignified as possible. So says F. Amos Bailey of the Birmingham ...

Jan 22, 2014
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Oncologists improve quality of care for cancer patients

A pilot initiative conducted at Mount Sinai Hospital offers compelling evidence that establishing standardized criteria for calling a palliative care consultation improves the quality of care for patients hospitalized with ...

Oct 29, 2013
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Expert panel issues recommendations for 'Dyspnea Crisis'

An American Thoracic Society panel of experts is calling for better care for thousands of Americans who suffer severe shortness of breath as a result of advanced lung and heart disease. These episodes can be very frightening ...

Oct 25, 2013
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Improving intensive care

Researchers from a team at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King's College London, and Intensive Care Specialists and Palliative Care Specialists at King's College Hospital have discovered and tested a new ...

Oct 03, 2013
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A clinician's guide to managing moral distress

As health care reform takes shape in the U.S., vast amounts of attention have been given to the fact that more and more people with pre-existing illnesses will have access to professional care to relieve their physical and ...

Sep 13, 2013
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