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Improving Palliative Care in the ICU | IPAL Project | CAPC

Improving palliative care in the ICU is the goal of the Center to Advance Palliative Care's IPAL Project.  
ipal.capc.org
over 5 years ago
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Laxatives for the management of constipation in people receiving palliative care | Cochrane

People with an incurable illness may receive palliative care, which involves making the person as comfortable as possible by controlling pain and other distressing symptoms. People receiving palliative care commonly experience constipation. This is as a result of the use of medicines (e.g. morphine) for pain control, as well as disease, dietary and mobility factors. There is a wide range of laxatives available. The aim of this review was to determine what we know about the effectiveness of laxatives for the management of constipation in people receiving palliative care.  
cochrane.org
over 5 years ago
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MPs will debate assisted dying bill in September

A bill to legalise physician assisted suicide for terminally ill people in England and Wales is due to go before the House of Commons after it was chosen by the MP who came first in the ballot for private members’ bills.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Nurse who drove debate on euthanasia in India dies after 42 years in vegetative state

Aruna Shanbaug died at the King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, where she had worked as a nurse until 1973 when a violent sexual assault caused extensive neurological damage and left her in a vegetative state for the next 42 years.  
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over 5 years ago
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Nurse who drove debate on euthanasia in India dies after 42 years in vegetative state

Aruna Shanbaug died at the King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, where she had worked as a nurse until 1973 when a violent sexual assault caused extensive neurological damage and left her in a vegetative state for the next 42 years.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Training and supportive programs for palliative care volunteers in community settings | Cochrane

The use of volunteers in community palliative care services can extend the range of activities offered to support people who are terminally ill. The types of training and support for volunteers are likely to affect their effectiveness and influence the quality of care provided to people requiring palliative care and their families. Training and support may also be costly for palliative care organisations.    
cochrane.org
about 5 years ago
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In brief

Bid fails to overturn UK assisted suicide law: The European Court of Human Rights has refused to hear a challenge to the United Kingdom’s ban on assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia. The court has ruled as inadmissible applications by Jane Nicklinson, widow of Tony Nicklinson, who had locked-in syndrome and starved himself to death, and Paul Lamb, who is paralysed after a car crash. The seven judges decided that Nicklinson’s case was “manifestly ill founded” because the UK was entitled to provide that parliament should decide the issue and that Lamb had not exhausted his remedies in the domestic courts first.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Bid fails to overturn UK assisted suicide law: The European Court of Human Rights has refused to hear a challenge to the United Kingdom’s ban on assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia. The court has ruled as inadmissible applications by Jane Nicklinson, widow of Tony Nicklinson, who had locked-in syndrome and starved himself to death, and Paul Lamb, who is paralysed after a car crash. The seven judges decided that Nicklinson’s case was “manifestly ill founded” because the UK was entitled to provide that parliament should decide the issue and that Lamb had not exhausted his remedies in the domestic courts first.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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NICE issues draft guideline on end of life care

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued a draft guideline on how dying patients should be cared for in their final days, to provide much needed guidance for clinicians after the Liverpool Care Pathway was abolished in 2013.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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PV Card: Palliative Care Screening in the Emergency Department

PV Card: Palliative Care Screening in the Emergency Department  
aliem.com
about 5 years ago
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End of life care still requires improvement at nearly half of hospitals, report finds

Almost half of hospitals provide unacceptable care services at the end of life, a summary of data collected from inspections and published in a report by the Department of Health has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Expanding the concept of Palliative Care, by Mari Cruz Martín

Expanding the concept of Palliative Care, by Mari Cruz Martín.  
prehospitalmed.com
about 5 years ago
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“Euthanasia kits” are prepared for Quebec doctors as palliative care centres rebel on right to die

New guidelines from the Collège des Médecins du Québec explain how doctors will provide medical aid in dying to terminally ill patients who request it, when Canada’s second largest province becomes North America’s biggest right to die jurisdiction on December 10.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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“Euthanasia kits” are prepared for Quebec doctors as palliative care centres rebel on right to die

New guidelines from the Collège des Médecins du Québec explain how doctors will provide medical aid in dying to terminally ill patients who request it, when Canada’s second largest province becomes North America’s biggest right to die jurisdiction on December 10.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Doctors need more training in care of the dying, experts say

The recent draft guideline from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on care of the dying is a good summary of evidence but not much help at the bedside, two experts on palliative care have said.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Chronic underfunding in palliative care is key cause of poor care of dying people

Longstanding underfunding of palliative care training and services is a major cause in the NHS in England of failure to provide good care, MPs have been told.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Assisted Suicide Bill in California Signed by Gov. Brown

"I wouldn't deny that right to others," Brown said about a bill that allows a physician to prescribe a lethal drug to a terminally ill patient who requests it.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium (PCOS) 2015

Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium (PCOS) 2015: Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from PCOS 2015.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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New Guidelines for Primary Palliative Care in Oncology

The new guidance statement comes from the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago