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Name: Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.)
Palliative Care in Parkinson's Disease (PD) is of growing interest. The burden of symptoms of late-stage PD patients is similar or even higher than those of patients suffering from oncological disease...
For almost a decade, 'early integration' has become a buzzword in the palliative care community. Can this still be an issue of controversy? The goals of care in palliative medicine are beyond any crit...
Hypopharyngeal cancer patients have a very poor prognosis and limited therapeutic options. Seventy to eighty per cent of all hypopharyngeal cancer patients will require palliative and/or end-of-life c...
All inpatient children receiving pediatric palliative care consults at a free-standing children's hospital.
Heart Failure (HF) is associated with symptom exacerbations and risk of mortality after an emergency department (ED) visit. While emergency physicians (EPs) treat symptoms of HF, often the opportunity...
To understand the impact of initiation of palliative care in this low-resource setting, and whether palliative care is a cost-reducing intervention that will improve patient-reported outco...
It is important to provide high quality palliative care to all patients with a non-curable and life-limiting condition. The Care Pathway for Primary Palliative Care (CPPPC) provides tools ...
This is a comparative effectiveness study of two pragmatic models aiming to introduce palliative care in care for end stage liver disease patients. The 2 comparators are: Model 1: Consult...
The purpose of this study is to test the usability of PCforMe, a web-based preparation and engagement tool about palliative care, during a pre-visit pilot trial in outpatient palliative ca...
This study aims to find out if music therapy is effective in improving the quality of life of palliative care patients. It will do this by comparing palliative care patients who receive mu...
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.
Care alleviating symptoms without curing the underlying disease. (Stedman, 25th ed)
The purpose of this 1990 federal act is to assure that individuals receiving health care services will be given an opportunity to participate in and direct health care decisions affecting themselves. Under this act, hospitals, health care agencies, and health maintenance organizations are responsible for developing patient information for distribution. The information must include patients' rights, advance directives, living wills, ethics committees' consultation and education functions, limited medical treatment (support/comfort care only), mental health treatment, resuscitation, restraints, surrogate decision making and transfer of care. (from JCAHO, Lexicon, 1994)
Facilities or services which are especially devoted to providing palliative and supportive care to the patient with a terminal illness and to the patient's family.
A branch of medicine concerned with preventing and relieving the suffering of patients in any stage of disease. Its focus is on comprehensive care and improving the quality of all areas of the patient's life.
Palliative care is the active holistic care of patients with advanced progressive illness. Management of pain and other symptoms and provision of psychological, social and spiritual support is paramount. The goal of palliative care is achievement of the ...