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Palliative Care Options and Trends

UC Davis Professor Ben Rich examines emerging trends in palliative care. As an authority in the medical ethics of this area, Dr. Rich looks at how current laws, such as the Oregon Death With Dignity Act, affect the implementation of palliative options as patients near the end of their lives. Series: UC Grand Rounds [7/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 16778]  
Nicole Chalmers
over 6 years ago
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Chronic Illness & Palliative Care, Part 1

There are misperceptions about living with a chronic illness such as diabetes. Hear about some of the recent and future advancements in diabetes care helping patients live full and meaningful lives. See what happens when the chronic illness reaches its life-limiting stages. Hear how patients, families, and physicians can integrate palliative care into their treatment to support living the best life possible during this challenging time. Carlos Pellegrini, M.D., Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair of the UW Department of Surgery Stuart Farber, associate professor, department of Family Medicine, Hospice Medical Director, University of Washington Edward Walker, M.D. Medical Director, UW Medical Center and Associate Dean, UW School of Medicine Irl Hirsch, MD, professor, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, University of Washington 03/10/2004  
Nicole Chalmers
over 6 years ago
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Chronic Illness & Palliative Care, Part 2

There are misperceptions about living with a chronic illness such as diabetes. Hear about some of the recent and future advancements in diabetes care helping patients live full and meaningful lives. See what happens when the chronic illness reaches its life-limiting stages. Hear how patients, families, and physicians can integrate palliative care into their treatment to support living the best life possible during this challenging time. Carlos Pellegrini, M.D., Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair of the UW Department of Surgery Stuart Farber, associate professor, department of Family Medicine, Hospice Medical Director, University of Washington Edward Walker, M.D. Medical Director, UW Medical Center and Associate Dean, UW School of Medicine Irl Hirsch, MD, professor, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, University of Washington 03/10/2004  
Nicole Chalmers
over 6 years ago
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Opportunity for Health Care via Palliative Care - Research on Aging

Palliative care relieves suffering and provides the best possible quality of life for people facing the stresses of serious illness. Join expert, Scott Irwin, MD, PhD, as he talks about the benefits of the palliative care model when used within the existing healthcare system. It significantly improves patient care by addressing pain management and other problems, physical, psychosocial, and spiritual. Palliative care also prolongs life and costs less than standard care alone. Series: "Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging" [7/2011] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 20490]  
Nicole Chalmers
over 6 years ago
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Pain and Palliative Care: What the Future Holds

Nationally recognized expert, Kathleen M. Foley, MD, talks about the assessment and treatment of pain in cancer patients, as well as developing policies for pain and palliative care worldwide. Dr. Foley is an Attending Neurologist in the Pain and Palliative Care Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Chair. Series: "UCSD Moores Cancer Center Presents" [2/2008] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 13442]  
Nicole Chalmers
over 6 years ago
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Leading campaigner for legalising assisted suicide dies from starvation

Debbie Purdy, the leading campaigner and activist for the legalisation of assisted suicide in the United Kingdom, has died at the age of 51 after starving herself to death.  
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over 5 years ago
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Palliative care team of the year

Palliative care is a branch of medicine in which the UK has a long and creative record, and the shortlist for the Palliative Care Team award shows no evidence of any loss of momentum. Shortlisted entries covered the extension of palliative care to conditions other than cancer, the use of new technology and pain control to make patients’ lives better, and the introduction of personalised end of life pathways, finds Nigel Hawkes.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Early use of palliative care in cancer improves patients' lives, outcomes for caregivers

A new randomized clinical trial with Dartmouth investigators Kathleen Lyons, ScD, Tor Tosteson, ScD, Zhigang Li, PhD, and collaborators has noted significant improvement in several measures...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Less futile end-of-life care observed where palliative care knowledge is greater

When a nursing home patient is dying, aggressive interventions such as inserting a feeding tube or sending the patient to the emergency room can futilely exacerbate, rather than relieve, their...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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One third of doctors 'would consider assisted death' for dementia patients

A new survey of doctors in the Netherlands - where assisted suicide is legal - reveals around 1 in 3 would help a patient with a mental illness or dementia to die.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Ten measures to drive quality palliative and hospice care

Patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses may be less likely to experience unnecessary physical and emotional suffering if they receive palliative or hospice care that meets 10 key...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Very sick children: treatment at any cost? New framework to help doctors make tough decisions on end of life care

Doctors dealing with end of life care for children and young people will be issued with a new framework for practice, setting out when it can be considered no longer in the best interests of...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Thousands miss out on palliative care due to unfair health system, UK

The UK's palliative care system needs a major overhaul, according to an LSE report released Wednesday 8 April which reveals widespread inequities and a lack of services for non-cancer patients.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Make a New Year's resolution to have the difficult conversations about end of life care

AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, has said that the AMA is urging Australians to make a New Year's Resolution to have the difficult conversations about end of life care.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Most Belgian cases of 'non-voluntary euthanasia' are incorrectly labelled

A new study published in CMAJ Open may dispel serious misunderstandings about assisted death and palliative care in Belgium, according to authors Drs.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Palliative Care in the ED - The Time is Now

Palliative Care in the Emergency Department - The Time is Now  
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over 5 years ago
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An Approach to Palliative Care in the ED - CanadiEM

Palliative care in the emergency department? Absolutely! This post outlines an approach to palliative care that can be used in the ED.  
boringem.org
over 5 years ago
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One of the best palliative care lectures I have ever heard.  
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over 5 years ago
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Palliative and End of Life Care in the Emergency Department (ED)

Palliative and End of Life Care in the Emergency Department (ED)  
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over 5 years ago