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Children with cancer often receive high-intensity end-of-life care

November 17, 2016
Rates of high-intensity end-of-life care have remained high among children with cancer, especially those with hematologic malignancies, according to…

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Uridine triacetate serves as antidote for capecitabine, 5-FU overexposure

November 16, 2016
Uridine triacetate safely and rapidly reversed severe acute cardiotoxicity and neurotoxicity from overdose of capecitabine and 5-FU chemotherapy…

Study results serve as ‘call to action’ to increase investment in palliative care

November 1, 2016
Only one-fourth of U.S. hospitals complied with established quality standards for having a fully staffed palliative care team, according to study…

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More than 25% of older adults do not discuss end-of-life care

November 1, 2016
Many elderly adults are not engaging in advance care planning, which includes discussing care and designating a power of attorney, according to…

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Empiric assessment of mortality risk 'a poor screening tool' in primary care

October 6, 2016
A question based on a clinicians’ judgment designed to identify patients for palliative care failed to predict mortality in a primary care…

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Anxiety, depression common in family caregivers of patients with cancer

September 9, 2016
Caregivers of patients with cancer who had a higher caregiving intensity were likely to experience poor self-care, which in turn lead to anxiety…

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Most common motivations for euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide involve psychological well-being

August 4, 2016
Primary motivations for requesting euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide were associated with psychological well-being and not physical pain…

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Opinions on prognosis often discordant between patients and their oncologists

July 27, 2016
Patients with advanced cancers frequently interpreted their prognoses differently from their oncologists, according to the results of a…

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Training needed for improved communication regarding serious illness in primary care

July 12, 2016
Lack of knowledge, discomfort with prognostication, and failures in coordination and documentation are some of the barriers challenging PCPs and…

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Physicians more likely to use hospice, ICU care at end of life

July 8, 2016
Compared with the general population, physicians in the United States were more likely to use hospice, ICU care or critical care unit in the last…

National Institute of Nursing Research provides palliative care support materials for patients, families

July 6, 2016
The National Institute of Nursing Research released new evidence-based materials to help support and care for family members of children with serious…

Latest hospice news, research for physicians

July 4, 2016
About 1.6 million patients received hospice services in 2014, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Healio

Meeting News Coverage

Hospice of Cincinnati aims to improve advance care planning

June 7, 2016
Researchers at the Hospice of Cincinnati have developed an advanced care model — called Conversations of a Lifetime — designed to improve…

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Physicians report lack of palliative care protocols, formal instruction for patients with TAVR, VADs

June 1, 2016
An analysis of survey data revealed many institutions lack protocols for the integration of palliative care in transcatheter aortic valve replacement…

Meeting News Coverage

Avoiding 'compassion fatigue' in palliative, end-of-life care

May 7, 2016
WASHINGTON — In difficult conversations with patients and their families regarding palliative and end-of-life care, it is important for…

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Palliative care underutilized in stroke patients

April 21, 2016
A review of patients with ischemic stroke found that palliative care is not utilized in a majority of cases, according to research presented at the…

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Patients fearful of palliative care stigma, more education needed

April 18, 2016
There remains a negative stigma regarding palliative care among patients that persists even after positive experiences with an early palliative care…

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In-hospital physicians may display racial bias with body language

January 5, 2016
Black patients receiving in-hospital end-of-life care often experienced fewer positive, rapport-building nonverbal cues from their physicians…

‘Substantial’ racial disparities found in use of hospice care at end of life

November 16, 2015
Among dialysis patients who were nearing end of life, white patients were significantly more likely to use hospice care, compared with black, Asian…

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PCPs can help patients who intend to die by voluntarily stopping eating, drinking

October 6, 2015
Primary care providers can provide counseling and palliative care to patients who choose to hasten death by voluntarily stopping eating and drinking…