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Failure to enact assisted suicide law leaves Canada’s doctors in limbo

Canada’s doctors, medical organisations, healthcare system, and patients have been left in legal limbo after the government missed the 6 June deadline to pass new laws legalising doctor assisted suicide.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Problems Loom as Canada Misses Deadline for Assisted Death Law

The Canadian government acknowledged it would miss a deadline to introduce a law allowing medically-assisted death and predicted many sick patients would have trouble finding doctors willing to help end their lives.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Gaps in 'Real World' Practice of Palliative and Hospice Care

Significant differences in the timing and duration of hospice care were observed across health systems.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Palliative Care Does Not Necessarily Mean End-of-Life Care

What is palliative care? Dr Maurie Markman talks about the importance of changing perceptions so that 'palliative care' is not immediately associated with end-of-life care.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Palliative Care Bonus: Families Feel Better Too

The loved ones of patients with incurable cancers can go on a downward spiral themselves, but early palliative care can benefit them as well, a new study suggests.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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How Much Palliative Care Breast Cancer Patients Get May Depend on Race

When women have advanced breast cancer, the amount of comfort-oriented care they receive at the end of life may depend on the color of their skin, a small U.S. study suggests.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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PTSD and Palliative Care

A woman's delay of cancer treatment is related to her history of sexual abuse.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Breaking Bad News

 
Susan
over 3 years ago
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ABC of Dignity: D

 
Susan
over 3 years ago
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ABC of Dignity:A

 
Susan
over 3 years ago
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More Providers Needed to Meet Outpatient Palliative Care Demand

The success of palliative care programs in the outpatient setting exposes a shortage in the palliative care workforce.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Canada’s draft law on doctor assisted death is welcomed and criticised

The Canadian government has tabled a new law, Bill C-14, to decriminalise euthanasia and doctor assisted suicide. The draft law has been met with praise and criticism since it was introduced on 14 April.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Palliative care in patients with heart failure

Despite advances in cardiac therapy, heart failure (HF) remains a progressive, highly symptomatic, and deadly disease that places great demands on patients, caregivers, and healthcare systems. Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to care that focuses on communication, shared decision making, and advance care planning; provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms; integrates psychological and spiritual aspects of care; and offers a support system to help families cope during illness and bereavement. Palliative care has applications across the stages of heart failure, including early in the course of illness, often in conjunction with other therapies that are intended to prolong life. However, the incorporation of palliative care into the management of heart failure has been suboptimal for several reasons: uncertainty in the disease trajectory, failure to reward communication between healthcare providers and patients, siloed care, lack of knowledge, overlay of comorbidity and frailty, life saving devices with complex trade-offs, and a limited evidence base. This review will summarize the current literature on the emerging role of palliative care in patients with heart failure and the challenges and opportunities for its integration into routine care. It will discuss current initiatives and future directions of the collaborative relationship between the palliative care and heart failure disciplines.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Palliative care in patients with heart failure

Despite advances in cardiac therapy, heart failure (HF) remains a progressive, highly symptomatic, and deadly disease that places great demands on patients, caregivers, and healthcare systems. Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to care that focuses on communication, shared decision making, and advance care planning; provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms; integrates psychological and spiritual aspects of care; and offers a support system to help families cope during illness and bereavement. Palliative care has applications across the stages of heart failure, including early in the course of illness, often in conjunction with other therapies that are intended to prolong life. However, the incorporation of palliative care into the management of heart failure has been suboptimal for several reasons: uncertainty in the disease trajectory, failure to reward communication between healthcare providers and patients, siloed care, lack of knowledge, overlay of comorbidity and frailty, life saving devices with complex trade-offs, and a limited evidence base. This review will summarize the current literature on the emerging role of palliative care in patients with heart failure and the challenges and opportunities for its integration into routine care. It will discuss current initiatives and future directions of the collaborative relationship between the palliative care and heart failure disciplines.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) 2016 Annual Assembly

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) 2016 Annual Assembly: Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAHPM 2016.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Paying for Palliative Care

Providers of quality palliative care don't like to think about cost, but without a sound financial foundation, these programs won't ever see the light of day.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Palliative Care for Cirrhosis

How can clinicians best manage the end-of-life care needs of their patients with cirrhosis?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Palliative Care Is for Teens, Young Adults With Cancer Too

Palliative care for young adults and adolescents with cancer can help them cope with the challenges of serious illness during a pivotal phase of life.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Methadone in Palliative Care? This Guidance Will Aid Use

To minimize overdose risks, panel recommends adherence to multispecialty guidelines and careful use of methadone in palliative care.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago