News tagged with palliative care

Study: Americans endure unwanted care near death

Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, ...

Sep 17, 2014
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New health services needed for rise in 100-year-olds

Over 35,000 people lived to 100 years or more in England over the last ten years, with a large proportion subsequently dying from frailty exacerbated by pneumonia, according to a new study by King's College London. With the ...

Jun 03, 2014
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Acupuncture helps young patients manage pain and nausea

(Medical Xpress)—The pink plastic box that Cynthia Kim, MD, EdD, opens at the bedside of a young patient at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco looks like it might contain art supplies. But inside ...

May 01, 2014
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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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