Cancer

Studies focus on teens, adults at end of life

A related package of articles published online by JAMA Oncology focuses on end-of-life care for teens and young adults and advance care planning for patients with cancer. The package of articles includes two original investigations, ...

Health

Medicare's end-of-life counseling policy may find acceptance

Six years ago, a proposal for Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling touched off a political uproar that threatened to stall President Barack Obama's health care law in Congress. Wednesday, when Medicare finally announced ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Finding a pathway to better palliative care for kidney patients

For as long as she's been a physician, Sara Davison has been passionate about improving the lives of her patients. A trained nephrologist and professor in the University of Alberta's Department of Medicine, she says she's ...

Health

Perception of US care for the dying worsens

Surveys of loved ones who lost elderly relatives show that the perception of the quality of care for the dying in the United States has worsened over the last decade. For all the health care industry has done to try to make ...

Health

Never too early to consider end-of-life wishes

Most cases of disagreements over patients' wishes for end-of-life care that have made national headlines have typically involved previously healthy people who didn't think the conversation was relevant to them. Dr. Susan ...

Health

Improving end-of-life care: Lessons from 40 years of work

After four decades of work - first on patients' rights, then on family and caregiving relationships, and most recently on systemic reform—we now know that it will take additional efforts in all three areas to improve care ...

Health

Many Americans suffering in final year of life

(HealthDay)—For a growing number of Americans, the final year of life is marked by pain, depression, and other distressing symptoms, according to a study published in the Feb. 3 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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