Rwanda moving to provide "good deaths" for terminally ill
- Specialist palliative care in nonmalignant disease. Addington-Hall, J.; Fakhoury, W.; McCarthy, M. // Palliative Medicine;1998, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p417
The objective of this study was to investigate how many patients who die from causes other than cancer might benefit from specialist palliative care. This was achieved by secondary analysis of data from the Regional Study of Care for the Dying, a retrospective national population-based interview...
- What proportion of hospital inpatients have palliative care needs? Medical and nursing perspectives. Gott, M; Ahmedzai, SH // Palliative Medicine;May2000, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p233
Studies the proportion of dying hospital inpatients who have palliative care needs at a teaching hospital in Sheffield, England. Medical and nursing staff's perspectives on the proportion of inpatients requiring palliative care; Diagnoses of patients identified as needing palliative care.
- The third way. Saphir, Ann // Modern Healthcare;04/12/99, Vol. 29 Issue 15, p30
Focuses on the palliative-care approach for patients with terminal illness. Cost considerations; Why some people in the hospice community are hesitant about palliative care; Significance of palliative-care services.
- When there is no cure: Palliative care for the dying patient. Morrison, R. Sean; Morris, Jane // Geriatrics;Jul95, Vol. 50 Issue 7, p45
Highlights the type of palliative care received by dying patients in acute care hospitals in the United States. Unfamiliarity with concepts of palliative care by health professionals; Discussion of principles involved in palliative care; Provision of sustenance and comfort for dying patients. ...
- The Role of Palliative Care in the Home in Medical Education: Report from a National Consensus Conference. Billings, J. Andrew; Ferris, Frank D.; MacDonald, Neil; von Gunten, Charles // Journal of Palliative Medicine;Sep2001, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p361
A working group on teaching palliative care in the home was convened at The National Consensus Conference on Medical Education for Care Near the End of Life. Our consensus statement includes: (1) a justification for education in the home; (2) general guidelines about teaching palliative care at...
- How Prevalent Are Hospital-Based Palliative Care Programs? Status Report and Future Directions. Pan, Cynthia X.; Morrison, R. Sean; Meier, Diane E.; Natale, Dana K.; Goldhirsch, Suzy L.; Kralovec, Peter; Cassel, Christine K. // Journal of Palliative Medicine;Sep2001, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p315
In the United States, the majority of deaths occur in the hospital but the dying process there is at best unsatisfactory and more likely inadequate for both patients and caregivers. The development of hospital-based palliative care programs (HBPCPs) can vastly improve inpatient end-of-life care....
- Politics, Palliation, and Canadian Progress in End-of-Life Care. Carstairs, Sharon; Chochinov, Harvey Max; Barnard, David // Journal of Palliative Medicine;Sep2001, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p395
How do health care consumers, private sector organizations, professionals, and government agencies work toward ensuring quality end-of-life care? This challenge is by no means uniquely Canadian; our approach may thus have applications that extend well beyond our national borders. Raising the...
- In this issue. // Journal of Palliative Medicine;Dec2004, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p745
Introduces several articles on palliative care for terminally ill patients.
- Unfinished. Havas, Nancy // Journal of Palliative Medicine;Winter1999, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p417
Presents an article on palliative care.