Care at the Close of Life: Evidence and Experience
- Ten commandments for the care of terminally ill patients. Whitten, James R. // American Family Physician;3/1/1998, Vol. 57 Issue 5, p935
Opinion. Focuses on the emotional care of terminally ill patients. Reference to an article entitled `The Ten Commandments of Medical Etiquette for Psychiatrists'; Indication that care givers should be totally honest with their patients and their family; Importance of being empathetic; Insight...
- Commentary. Misbin, R.I. // Hastings Center Report;Sep/Oct90, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p42
Examines the issues involved in the treatment of a terminally ill patient. Gaining the trust and confidence of the patient; Ethical issues; Patient's expressed desire to live; Commentary on a case study.
- Research notes. // Hastings Center Report;Jul/Aug94, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p46
Informs on meetings, sponsored by the Decisions Near the End of Life project, that focus on the implications of both health policy changes and broader changes in the health care system for the care of dying patients. Hospice care; Future meetings on advanced dementia and intensive care.
- The best laid plans. Moskowitz, Ellen H.; Nelson, James Lindemann // Hastings Center Report;Nov/Dec95, Vol. 25 Issue 6, pS3
Reports on the findings of the Study to Understand Prognosis and Preferences for Outcomes and Risk of Treatment (SUPPORT). Features of hospitalized dying in the United States; Concerns on the hospital care of terminally ill patients; Phases of the study; Passage of the Patient Determination Act...
- End-of-life care after termination of SUPPORT. Lo, Bernard // Hastings Center Report;Nov/Dec95, Vol. 25 Issue 6, pS6
Reports on end-of-life care in the United States, after the termination of the Study to Understand Prognosis and Preferences of Outcomes and Risks of Treatment (SUPPORT). Aims of SUPPORT; High-technology interventions for patients with poor prognosis; Interpretation of the SUPPORT findings.
- How we lie. Annas, George J. // Hastings Center Report;Nov/Dec95, Vol. 25 Issue 6, pS12
Comments on the findings of the Study to Understand Prognosis and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatment (SUPPORT). Review of the book `How We Die,' by Sherwin Nuland; Phases of the SUPPORT project; Findings of SUPPORT on terminal care in the United States.
- In the literature. Stuber, Jennifer // Hastings Center Report;Jan/Feb96, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p45
Reviews the article `Medical Futility and Care of Dying Patients,' by Nancy S. Jecker in a 1995 special issue of `Western Journal of Medicine.'
- Coming to terms with death. Durham, Eileen S.; Weiss, Leslie; O'Connor, Eileen // RN;Nov92, Vol. 55 Issue 11, p23
Suggests attitudinal changes among health-care professionals in order to make coping with a patient's death easier for the patient, his family, and the health care team. Death as a natural phenomenon; Assessing patient's needs; Examining personal views; Offering compassion.
- Untitled. // Second Opinion;Jul93, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p91
Reports on the overtreatment of terminally ill patients by doctors and nurses. Indifference of physicians and nurses to the wishes of the patients; High cost of health care; Undertreatment of pain as the most common form of narcotic abuse in health care.
- BETTER WAYS TO DIE. // Trustee;Nov/Dec2000, Vol. 53 Issue 10, p4
Cites the report `Promises to Keep: Changing the Way We Provide Care at the End of Life,' which is about how to improve the quality of care for the dying. Overview of the conditions of dying patients; Sources of highlighted programs in the report.