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Name: Swiss medical weekly
To analyse medical end-of-life decision making among the oldest old (80+ years) in Switzerland, focusing not only on treatments withheld or withdrawn but also on those continued until death.
Advance care planning is an opportunity for patients to express their priorities for future care. NHS England has outlined a commitment to end-of-life care, advocating a shift towards more patient-cen...
In Taiwan, the causes of death and related factors in the oldest old people with Alzheimer disease (AD) are not well characterized. We investigated the factors associated with mortality in the oldest ...
The intensive care unit (ICU) is a care context that is sometimes described as being unconducive to the values and ideals of a good death in end-of-life care. Such assumptions render the ICU emblemati...
Admissions to intensive care units (ICUs) are common during terminal hospitalizations, but little is known about how ICU care affects the end-of-life experience for patients dying in hospitals and the...
The EMMY Project is an interdisciplinary and mixed methods comparative study on impact of welfare systems on mental wellbeing among the oldest old in Finland, Italy, Norway and Spain, incl...
The global challenges caused by dementia affect society from both the public health and economic perspective, and are exacerbated by the rapid growth of the population in the oldest age gr...
Cancer-related pain has a major adverse impact on functional status and quality of life. Recently, a Survey conducted in 2015 in 10 Asian countries showed that among cancer patients in Asi...
An aging population means an increase of the oldest part of the population, resulting from a change in demographic behavior and an increasing lifespan. The social networks are changing and...
The collected data from the Zurich Registry for pulmonary Hypertension (PH) are evaluated in a retrospective analysis. This study examines the number of patients and their exact diagnoses ...
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.
Care provided patients requiring extraordinary therapeutic measures in order to sustain and prolong life.
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.
The initial life support care of the severely injured patient.
Systems that provide all or most of the items necessary for maintaining life and health. Provisions are made for the supplying of oxygen, food, water, temperature and pressure control, disposition of carbon dioxide and body waste. The milieu may be a spacecraft, a submarine, or the surface of the moon. In medical care, usually under hospital conditions, LIFE SUPPORT CARE is available. (From Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary)