News tagged with end-of-life care

In end-of-life cancer care, geography may be destiny

When it comes to how much end-of-life care a patient with cancer receives, geography may, indeed, be destiny, according to new research led by Harvard Medical School that found striking differences in terminal care across ...

Jul 09, 2018
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Language matters in end-of-life conversations

In general, the term "medical futility" applies when, based on data and professional experience, no further treatments, procedures or tests will provide benefit and may, in fact, be more burdensome and create undue suffering ...

Feb 02, 2018
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Open, honest talk about death does no harm

Talking through bad news can be good for the doctor-patient relationship—debunking a common myth among patients, according to a study co-authored by the University of Rochester Medical Center's Wilmot Cancer Institute.

Dec 04, 2017
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