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Haloperidol for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in palliative care patients | Cochrane

Haloperidol is often used to help control nausea (feeling sick) or vomiting (being sick), both of which are common problems for patients with serious life-threatening illnesses. Haloperidol can be given by mouth or by injection. There has been some research looking at how this drug works in nausea and vomiting caused by surgery and when trying to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by anti-cancer treatments.  
cochrane.org
about 4 years ago
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German Parliament Votes to Criminalize Commercial Euthanasia

Germany's parliament voted on Friday to criminalise commercial euthanasia after rejecting draft laws that would have made assisted suicide fully legal in the country.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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More UK Muslims likely to use hospice care, report says - BBC News

UK hospices could see a significant increase in Muslim patients in the coming years, in part due to changes to the traditional family structure, a report suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Weaving Palliative Care Into the Tapestry of Pediatrics

Read about development of a highly successful pediatric palliative care program that was established initially with nursing staff at relatively low cost.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Nausea and vomiting in palliative care

Nausea and vomiting in advanced disease is often multifactorial. Common causes include gastric stasis, chemical disturbances, intestinal obstruction, and raised intracranial pressure  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Nausea and vomiting in palliative care

Nausea and vomiting in advanced disease is often multifactorial. Common causes include gastric stasis, chemical disturbances, intestinal obstruction, and raised intracranial pressure  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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The Evidence for Early Palliative Care in Cancer Patients

An increasing body of evidence supports the early introduction of palliative care for cancer patients, as well patient education on the topic.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Nausea and vomiting in palliative care

Nausea and vomiting in advanced disease is often multifactorial. Common causes include gastric stasis, chemical disturbances, intestinal obstruction, and raised intracranial pressure  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Nausea and vomiting in palliative care

Nausea and vomiting in advanced disease is often multifactorial. Common causes include gastric stasis, chemical disturbances, intestinal obstruction, and raised intracranial pressure  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Palliative Care in Solid Organ Transplantation

Many people believe that palliative care would be inappropriate for patients on an organ waiting list, but in fact a palliative care consultation offers many benefits both before and after transplant.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Hospice care at Christmas - carols and kindness - BBC News

A hospice is not the first place you would think would be full of festive cheer at this time of year, but staff at Wirral Hospice St John's are trying to change that.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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ICUs: Time to Overcome Resistance to Palliative Care

The barriers are understandable, but for the sake of patients and families, ICUs need to work harder to integrate palliative care. It's not the same as end-of-life care.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Voluntary euthanasia is now legal in Quebec, says appeal court

Quebec’s law permitting assisted dying and voluntary euthanasia is now in force, even though the federal government in Ottawa is still drawing up national legislation on the right to die. Quebec has been allowed to go ahead with its own law after the province’s highest court rejected a challenge led by a physicians’ group and a disabled patient.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Palliative Medicine Symptom Tip: Dyspnoea

A simple sketchnote/infographic for end of life care  
Susan
about 4 years ago
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Doctors and patients express concern over prospect of physician assisted death

Doctors and members of the UK public are concerned at the prospect of legalisation of physician assisted dying, research commissioned by the BMA has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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First death by voluntary euthanasia in Quebec is confirmed

A terminally ill patient’s life has been ended by a physician’s injection in a Quebec City hospital, the first case of legal voluntary euthanasia ever carried out by a doctor in North America. Quebec legalised voluntary euthanasia in December.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Two Views Show Turmoil Surrounding Physician-Assisted Death

One article said physicians should be able to help patients have control over their bodies at the end of life; another said it should never be allowed and goes against physicians' basic oath.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Taking Aim at Caregiver Stress and Worry With Pediatric Palliative Care

Palliative care provided earlier in the course of disease-focused care for sick children reaps substantial benefits for parents too.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Euthanasia for 'Untreatable' Mental Illness: New Data

Patients granted assisted suicide for psychiatric suffering in the Netherlands, where the practice is legal, often have complex psychiatric histories involving more than treatment-resistant depression.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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'It's About Living Better': Palliative Care in Hem/Onc

Experts in hematologic cancer describe the need to use palliative care more broadly throughout patients' treatment.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago