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Dying at home patients 'lack 24-hour expert support' - BBC News

The NHS is failing to provide access to 24-hour expert support for patients dying at home in England, according to palliative care charity Sue Ryder.  
BBC News
about 5 years ago
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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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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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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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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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No Adjuvant Oxaliplatin for Elderly CRC Patients

Consensus guidelines offer distinct recommendations for adjuvant and palliative treatments in elderly patients with colorectal cancer, as discussed by Dr David Kerr.  
medscape.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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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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Do vaginal packing, tranexamic acid, interventional radiology or other interventions control vaginal bleeding in women with advanced cervical cancer? | Cochrane

Background: Cervical cancer (cancer of the neck of the womb) is the second most common cancer among women throughout the world, accounting for about 500,000 new detected cases and 273,000 deaths every year. Women more commonly present with advanced disease in the developing world, where access to cervical screening programmes is limited. Advanced cancer of the cervix may not be curable and women often need treatment to control distressing symptoms (palliation), such as vaginal bleeding. Bleeding can be severe enough to be life threatening in women with advanced cervical cancer. Management of vaginal bleeding often poses a challenge, especially in the developing world, where access to radiotherapy is limited. Options for palliative treatment of severe vaginal bleeding include interventional radiology treatment (using x-rays to guide the insertion of 'plugs' into blood vessels supplying the cancer) or vaginal packing (where gauze is compacted into the vagina to absorb the blood and apply pressure directly to the cervix), although these are often only partly effective and may cause harm. Vaginal packs can be soaked with formalin, which is a preservative chemical. Other options for treating severe vaginal bleeding include tranexamic acid (a medicine that reduces bleeding that can be given by mouth or by injection) and radiotherapy (high-energy x-ray treatment).  
cochrane.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...  
m.facebook.com
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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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
over 4 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
over 4 years ago
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Predicting decline and survival in severe acute brain injury: the fourth trajectory

Illness trajectories depicting how function declines to death with certain diseases, such as cancer, can help with palliative care. Creutzfeldt and colleagues propose a fourth trajectory is needed for patients with severe acute brain injury to improve decision making and standards of care  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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BBC - Democracy Live - Palliative care debate

Viscount Bridgeman has led a debate on the future of hospices and palliative care services.  
news.bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago