From the Division of General Internal Medicine (K.M.S.. PSA.L.O.), Pro- gram in Professionalism and Ethics (K.M.S.. PSA.L.O.), Department of Nursing (M.R.F.), Division of Cardiovascular Surgery (SiP), and Division of Cardiovascular Diseases (O.F.A., B.A.B., KA.C.), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Palliative Medicine Consultation for Preparedness Planning in Patients Receiving Left Ventricular Assist Devices as Destination Therapy
- Person-centered integrated approach in an advanced heart failure clinic. Stellato, Kira; Humar, Franco; Montesi, Cristina; Radini, Donatella; Sola, Gioia; Zeriali, Nadia; Frigo, Franca; Sinagra, Gianfranco; Di Lenarda, Andrea // Cardiologia Croatica;May/Jun2014, Vol. 9 Issue 5/6, p219
Goal: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) constitutes epidemiological, clinical and social emergency and requires an effective and efficient person and people-centered integrated interventions to empower patients, increase adherence and improve clinical-psycho-social outcome. This interdisciplinary,...
- Palliative sedation in Dutch general practice from 2005 to 2011: a dynamic cohort study of trends and reasons. Donker, Gé A.; Slotman, Frank G.; Spreeuwenberg, Peter; Francke, Anneke L. // British Journal of General Practice;Oct2013, Vol. 63 Issue 615, pe669
Background Little is known about the quantity and reasons for use of palliative sedation in general practice. Aim To gain more insight into the trends of and reasons for palliative sedation in Dutch general practice. Design and setting Dynamic cohort study using registrations and questionnaire...
- Study: Early palliative care can extend lives of cancer patients. // AHA News;9/6/2010, Vol. 46 Issue 18, p7
The article presents the results of a study published in the August 19, 2010 issue of the "New England Journal of Medicine," conducted at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts which found out that early palliative care alleviates the condition and extends the life of cancer...
- WHAT ARE THE PREFERENCES OF PEOPLE WITH TERMINAL CANCER? Napoli, Maryann // HealthFacts;Sep2002, Vol. 27 Issue 9, p4
Presents the findings of a study on chemotherapy and palliative care for patients with terminal cancer.
- The Growth of Hospital-Based Palliative Care. Weissman, David E. // Journal of Palliative Medicine;Sep2001, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p307
Looks at the growth of palliative care programs in United States. Information on surveys about the prevalence of hospital-based palliative care programs; Factors that contributed to the growth of palliative care; Confusion about the difference of a hospital-based hospice unit from an inpatient...
- Quality of life: philosophical question of clinical reality? Slevin, Maurice L. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/22/92, Vol. 305 Issue 6851, p466
Focuses on the quality of life of cancer patients. Improvement in the cure rate for several cancers diagnosed and treated in early stage; Association of cancer with side effects which can impair quality of life; Treatment of patients with palliative chemotherapy with minimal side effects. ...
- Perceptions of "Good Palliative Care" Orders: A Discursive Study of Cancer Patients' Comments. Eliott, J.A.; Olver, I.N. // Journal of Palliative Medicine;Feb2003, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p59
Patients' perceptions regarding Good Palliative Care (GPC) orders, a form of advance directives, were sought, and issues inherent in their promotion as policy were identified. Semi-structured interviews with 23 oncology-clinic outpatients, focused on end-of-life decision making, were...
- Study finds palliative radiotherapy is not always beneficial. // LocumLife;May2010, Vol. 5 Issue 11, p5
The article discusses a study conducted by Doctor Stephan Gripp of the University Hospital Duesseldorf in Germany and colleagues which found that many patients with end-stage cancer did not benefit from palliative radiation.
- Is There Hope for a Peaceful Death? McCullough, Elizabeth // Journal of Palliative Medicine;Mar2011, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p380
The article discusses the meaning of peaceful death and examines the importance to determine the types and work toward the appropriate treatment.