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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
over 4 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
over 4 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
over 4 years ago
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Is anyone else having problems bathing? I have investigated!

After seeing a lot of Nilaqua on the internet recently, I decided to give the product a go. I was a little sceptical as I haven't heard of it before and dry shampoo products never seem to work that well. However, the lady at norinse.co.uk assures me Nilaqua is a water based product and is NOT a dry shampoo, so works really well. Its kinda like a liquid solution which you rub into the hair, creating a bubbly lather and then towel off the residue and with that the dirt is lifted away with the towel. I bought it to help care for my mum who is currently wheelchair bound and her shower is such a nightmare to get in and out off. My mum is very proud of her appearance so not washing is very humiliating for her. I brought a 200ml bottle, it cost around £4.50 we've been using it every couple of days and has lasted for about 2 weeks. So I shall be buying the larger size next time. It leaves the hair soft, manageable and most of all clean!! So would really would recommend! You do have to get used to it though, applying enough so the hair is saturated! My colleague noticed it is now in the NHS catalogue, so have approached purchasing to get some shampoo and body wash in for our palliative unit. Should save a lot of time compare to bed bathing & have them nice and clean for family visiting. I'll write another update after I have tested it I the hospital to see how it does in a ward environment.  
Yasmin Booth
over 4 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
over 4 years ago
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Pathophysiologic Response to Burns in the Elderly

A paper exploring the high morbidity and mortality rates in elderly patients suffering burns (with statistical analysis).  
ebiomedicine.com
over 4 years ago
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End of Life and palliative care: Thinking about the words we use

Messages for practice 1. When speaking to a person who is dying or their relatives, understand the impact of the terms used 2. Where possible, try to explain...  
youtube.com
over 4 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 4 years ago
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Is anyone else having problems bathing? – UPDATE

I have now tested Nilaqua in the ward, we are testing the shampoo and body wash. I knew one of my patients family were visiting so I decided it would be a good time to test the product. I used the shampoo on Jean, as I said in my previous post it is really easy to use and leaves the hair soft and clean, removing any signs of grease and dirt. Jean was very pleased and said that it felt and smelt nice. I hadn't used the body wash before but again, it was very easy to use, much easier than bed bathing, I didn't have to change any sheets after use and it saves a lot of time. This meant that I had more time to wash more patients and give a few of them the luxury of a hair wash. The body wash uses the same method as the shampoo – apply, massage into the skin until soapy and towel away the liquid with that off comes the dirt and odours. It works really well and is definitely cost effective whilst giving high quality care that this people deserve.  
Yasmin Booth
about 4 years ago
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ACP to Jerry Brown: Veto Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill

Don't allow 'medicalization of suicide'  
medpagetoday.com
about 4 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
about 4 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
about 4 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
about 4 years ago
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ESMO Award a Nod to Integrated Palliative Care

Dr David Kerr speaks with Dr Nathan Cherny, this year's recipient of the ESMO Award, about his work to win worldwide support for integrating palliative care into standard cancer care and training.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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UK: the best place in the world to die

The 2015 Quality Of Death Index from the Economist Intelligence Unit once again ranks the United Kingdom as providing the best “quality of death” and “quality of palliative care” in a comparison of 80 countries.1 The exemplary features of the highest scoring health economies include a national policy framework for palliative care, relatively high levels of healthcare expenditure, good training in specialist and generalist palliative care, financial subsidies (from the charitable sector in the case of the UK), availability of opioids, and public awareness of palliative care.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Pharmacists Can Improve Palliative Care

Adding a pharmacist to the palliative care team can help patients achieve pain goals and reduce costs by eliminating unnecessary medications, a new study shows.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Training GPs in Anticipatory Palliative Care Planning

The authors present a training program for primary care physicians to help identify patients who could benefit from palliative care, and to assist in communicating end-of-life issues with the patient.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Improving supportive and palliative care for adults with cancer | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

The NICE clinical guidance on supportive and palliative care (CSG) advises those who develop and deliver cancer services for adults with cancer about what is needed to make sure that patients, and their families and carers, are well informed, cared for and supported.  
nice.org.uk
about 4 years ago
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Palliative care for adults: strong opioids for pain relief | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

This guideline will shortly be checked to see if it needs updating, please register as a stakeholder to be informed about the decision.  
nice.org.uk
about 4 years ago
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Effect of Physician-Assisted Suicide on Suicide Rates

It has been posited that the legalization of physician-assisted suicide would likely lead to a reduction in other suicides, but this study found otherwise.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago