Where do the elderly die? The impact of nursing home utilisation on the place of death. Observations from a mortality cohort study in Flanders
- Dying Trajectory in the Last Year of Life: Does Cancer Trajectory Fit Other Diseases? Teno, Joan M.; Weitzen, Sherry; Fennell, Mary L.; Mor, Vincent // Journal of Palliative Medicine;Dec2001, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p457
Purpose: To examine differences in the pattern of functional decline among persons dying of cancer and other leading noncancer causes of death. Design: Mortality followback survey of next of kin listed on death certificate. Setting: Probability sample of all deaths in the United States....
- Terminal cancer care and patients' preference for place of death: a prospective study. Townsend, Joy; Frank, A.O.; Fermont, David; Dyer, Sandra; Karran, Olive; Walgrove, Anne; Piper, Mary // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);9/1/90, Vol. 301 Issue 6749, p415
Assesses the preference of terminally ill patients with cancer for place of death in Great Britain. Rate of patients preferred to die at home; Influence of limited increase in community care on preference of patients to die at home; Requirements to permit patients to die at home.
- Predicting Life Expectancy of Terminal Cancer Patients. Miller, Karl E. // American Family Physician;01/15/2000, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p508
Focuses on a study by A. Vigano and colleagues regarding the accuracy of the clinical estimate of survival and life expectancy in cancer patients who were seen at the onset of their terminal phase. Number of patients who died during the study; Median difference between clinical estimate of...
- Eight signs of impending death are identified. // BMJ: British Medical Journal;2/14/2015, Vol. 350 Issue 7995, ph663
The article reports that a research published in the medical journal "Cancer" identified eight specific clinical signs linked to death within days in cancer patients.
- Knowledge of imminent death did not increase pain, anxiety. Fisher, Stacey L.; Harris, Jason; Lawrence, Leah; Shafer, Emily // Hem/Onc Today;10/10/2011, Vol. 12 Issue 19, p30
The article discusses a study conducted in Sweden which revealed that patients who were made aware of their impending death during cancer treatment at the end-of-life did not experience more pain or anxiety compared with patients who were not aware of their imminent death.
- New initiative gives choice to terminally ill. // Primary Health Care;Nov2004, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p7
Reports on the new initiative devised by the nurses in Lancashire spread out in England that gives choices to terminally ill patients who wish to die at home. Proposal of the Department of Health to introduce the schemes in Lancashire; Percentage of the terminally ill cancer patients who wished...
- Behind the rhetoric: Is palliative care equitably available for all? Lau, Rosalind; O¿connor, Margaret // Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for the Australian Nursing Profess;Dec2012, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p56
Disparities in access to health care also extend to the end-of-life care. Despite the general principle that palliative care is equitably available for all in need, it remains underutilised by certain groups in the community. Ethnic minorities, older people and patients with non-cancer diseases...
- End-Of-Life Care For Medicare Beneficiaries With Cancer Is Highly Intensive Overall And Varies Widely. Morden, Nancy E.; Chang, Chiang-Hua; Jacobson, Joseph O.; Berke, Ethan M.; W. Bynum, Julie P.; Murray, Kimberly M.; Goodman, David C. // Health Affairs;Apr2012, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p786
Studies have shown that cancer care near the end of life is more aggressive than many patients prefer. Using a cohort of deceased Medicare beneficiaries with poor-prognosis cancer, meaning that they were likely to die within a year, we examined the association between hospital characteristics...
- Is hospice care dying in the USA? Montana, Bridget J. // International Journal of Palliative Nursing;Jul2013, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p316
The author explores the condition of hospice care in the U.S. She provides an overview of the modern hospice movement in the U.S. which started in 1970s. She reveals that Medicare pays the hospice 150 U.S. dollars per day for routine care. She notes that hospices also provide services to people...