Decision Making at the End of Life: A Model Using an Ethical Grid and Principles of Group Process
- Optimal indications of surgical palliation for incurable advanced gastric cancer presenting with malignant gastrointestinal obstruction. Fujitani, Kazumasa; Yamada, Manami; Hirao, Motohiro; Kurokawa, Yukinori; Tsujinaka, Toshimasa // Gastric Cancer;Oct2011, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p353
Background: Decision-making for surgical palliation remains one of the most challenging clinical scenarios. We investigated the optimal indications for surgical palliation in advanced gastric cancer (AGC) patients presenting with gastrointestinal (GI) obstruction. Methods: A retrospective...
- Terminal Cancer Patients' Informed Consent for Palliative Care Admission and Their Quality of Life. Gradalski, Tomasz; Wesolek, Elżbieta; Kleja, Justyna // Journal of Palliative Medicine;Aug2012, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p847
The article discusses a study conducted for analyzing the benefits of informed consent for palliative care and quality of life (QoL) during the first week of delivering care in cancer patients. The study involved interviewing of several patients with decision making capabilities. It found that...
- DeclaraciÃ³n institucional para el desarrollo de la atenciÃ³n multidisciplinar en cÃ¡ncer en EspaÃ±a. // Revista EspaÃ±ola de PatologÃa;jul-sep2010, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p148
No abstract available.
- Perioperative Betreuung von Palliativpatienten durch den AnÃ¤sthesisten. Lassen, C.L.; Abel, R.; Eichler, L.; Zausig, Y.A.; Graf, B.M.; Wiese, C.H.R. // Anaesthesist;Aug2013, Vol. 62 Issue 8, p597
Anesthetists will encounter palliative patients in the daily routine as palliative patients undergo operations and interventions as well, depending on the state of the disease. The first challenge for anesthetists will be to recognize the patient as being palliative. In the course of further...
- Patients' Preferences for Participation in Treatment Decision-Making at the End of Life: Qualitative Interviews with Advanced Cancer Patients. Brom, Linda; Pasman, H. Roeline W.; Widdershoven, Guy A. M.; van der Vorst, Maurice J. D. L.; Reijneveld, Jaap C.; Postma, Tjeerd J.; Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregje D. // PLoS ONE;Jun2014, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p1
Purpose: Patients are often encouraged to participate in treatment decision-making. Most studies on this subject focus on choosing between different curative treatment types. In the last phase of life treatment decisions differ as they often put more emphasis on weighing quantity against quality...
- Withholding or withdrawing nutrition at the end of life. Holmes, Susan // Nursing Standard;12/8/2010, Vol. 25 Issue 14, p43
Food and fluids are essential to life and play important social and psychological roles. Despite increased understanding of the appropriate use of artificial nutrition, its use is particularly challenging for professionals and families. This may be complicated by misunderstanding about its...
- HACIA UN MODELO DE TOMA DE DECISIONES COMPARTIDA PARA EL FINAL DE LA VIDA. Barbero, Javier; Prados, Concepción; González, Alicia // Psicooncologia;2011, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p143
No abstract available.
- Changes in quality of life following admission to palliative care units. Cohen, S.; Boston, P.; Mount, B.; Porterfield, P. // Palliative Medicine;Sep2001, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p363
The primary goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life (QOL) of people with a terminal illness. Previous studies of the impact of hospice/palliative care have documented improvement in physical and psychological symptoms, but not in overall QOL, due in part to the difficulties of...
- From Belgium. Van Parys, Tony // Palliative Medicine;Mar2003, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p111
Focuses on palliative care as an overall approach aiming at maintaining quality of life both for patients and their families. Need to provide legal framework for medical decisions related to euthanasia; Five issues related to euthanasia that encourage inhibition amongst physicians.