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As a subjective measure, quality of life should not be used as a trigger for discussing resuscitation, goals of care or advanced care plans. Limitations and challenges in measurement and assessment of quality of life have been recognised. It is a fluid construct and subject to changes and response shifts. Surrogate quality of life estimations may misrepresent individual worth and self-perceived quality of life. Disagreement over quality of life statements may cause harm.
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Name: Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA
The American Heart Association recommends debriefing after attempted resuscitation from in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) to improve resuscitation quality and outcomes. This is the first published stu...
Prior observational studies suggest no additional benefit from advanced life support (ALS) when compared with providing basic life support (BLS) for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA)...
This multicenter RCT of 180 hospitalized patients and their family members evaluates an "informed assent" approach to discussing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, compared to usual care, in o...
The investigators will retrospectively examine all patients with out-of-hospital resuscitation by the emergency medical Team (EMT) from the Kantonsspital Winterthur in the year 2013 with a...
The aim of this research is to evaluate the quality of the cardioapulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performed by lay people in two different situations: - 1. When a AED is available and th...
The investigators will retrospectively examine the connection between resuscitation decisions of admitted patients at the ED of the University Hospital of Basel and several demographic and...
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Myofascial syndrome is the most frequent condition of chronic pain. The objective of the present study was to compare the analgesic action of acupuncture and trigger...
A measurement index derived from a modification of standard life-table procedures and designed to take account of the quality as well as the duration of survival. This index can be used in assessing the outcome of health care procedures or services. (BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1994)
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
The restoration to life or consciousness of one apparently dead. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Instructions issued by a physician pertaining to the institution, continuation, or withdrawal of life support measures. The concept includes policies, laws, statutes, decisions, guidelines, and discussions that may affect the issuance of such orders.
A nursing specialty concerned with care of patients facing serious or life-threatening illnesses. The goal of palliative nursing is to prevent and relieve suffering, and to support the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Hospice nursing is palliative care for people in their final stages of life.