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Being a ‘generalist and gatekeeper’ is no longer sustainable for a GP | Zara Aziz

Increased patient demand means GPs require training focusing on key specialties needed in the community, such as dermatology, palliative care and psychiatry  
the Guardian
over 4 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.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
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AMA calls for palliative care plans in aged care, Australia

The AMA has released its new Position Statement on Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care Facilities.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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  
aliem.com
over 4 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 4 years ago
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critical-care-palliation

One of the best palliative care lectures I have ever heard.  
emcrit.org
over 4 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)  
emcrit.org
over 4 years ago
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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 4 years ago
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Palliative Medicine Teaching

Palliative Medicine Teaching. 4,695 likes · 528 talking about this. Palliative Care can teach us a lot. Let's stop these futile tugs of war and remember...  
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over 4 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 4 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 4 years ago