News tagged with terminally ill 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.
Health Feb 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
France should allow doctors to "accelerate the coming of death" for terminally ill patients, a report to President Francois Hollande recommended Tuesday.
Health Dec 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In the first national survey of enrollment policies at hospices, researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Yale University have found that the vast majority of hospices in the United States have at least one enrollment ...
Health Dec 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
His views follow media criticism of the pathway that is designed to help doctors and nurses provide quality care for dying patients. Newspaper reports say doctors are establishing "death lists" of patients to put on the pathway ...
Health Oct 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Family members who care for terminally ill patients at home can be helped by nurses throughout the course of the illness and particularly after the patient's death, according to Penn State nursing researchers.
Health Sep 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Dr. Alexander K. Smith hopes to provoke a national discussion about being frank with the very elderly about their individual medical prognosis.
Health Dec 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 2
Hospitals across the nation are increasingly implementing palliative care programs to help patients manage the physical and emotional burdens of serious illnesses, but a new University of Georgia study finds that 82 percent ...
Health Jul 11, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Interventions can buffer caregivers of terminally ill patients from the significant stresses they face in providing care to a loved one, a new evidence review finds.
Health Jun 15, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Attitudes toward end-of-life care for cancer patients vary, but most patients, family members, oncologists and members of the public are receptive to withdrawing futile life-sustaining treatments in people who are dying, ...
Cancer May 30, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
A new survey of hospice care in the United States says that the rapidly growing role of for-profit companies in providing end-of-life care for terminally ill patients raises serious concerns about whose interests are being ...
Health May 18, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Despite evidence that feeding tubes do not improve survival rates or quality of life for elderly patients with advanced dementia, their frequency of use varies widely across the states. A new survey of family members finds ...
Other May 05, 2011 | not rated yet | 0