Between Palliative Care and Euthanasia
Authors: Reed K Abstract The main goal of palliative care is to relieve suffering. Opioids are an essential part of the pharmacological options required to address suffering by helping to relieve the pain and chronic breathlessness that may be experienced by someone with a life-limiting illness. This paper considers the recent history and current issues of the 'opioid crisis' providing recommendations to which regulatory and peak bodies can work with the Australian government, ensuring consistent adherence to WHO guidelines maintaining access to evidence based opioid management for palliative care patients whilst a...
Hi all, Will be doing palliative care fellowship next year. I wanted to see if anyone had recommendations for a go-to palliative care textbook or book. Is there a "definitive" textbook out there? Would love to start learning about palliative care in advance of my first day in fellowship! Thanks.
CONCLUSION: This study reinforces the dismal prognosis of ACC, the need for long-term follow-up, and tumor stage as the most important survival predictor. Reviewing medical records in such rare conditions is an opportunity to identify insufficiencies and to improve medical care. PMID: 31823340 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Hi folks, Does anyone have good recommendations for favorite electives during fellowship? My program has slots for three 2-week rotations -- it is a large tertiary center with a lot of services (i.e. plenty of options). I imagine there are pearls and valuable skills to take away from nearly all available rotations. In your experience, any particularly high-yield to the practice of HPM? I'm thinking addictions, pain, .... spiritual? psych?
Inpatient palliative care teams in the U.S. are caring for more patients with diagnoses other than cancer, starting care earlier in the disease course, and sending more patients home, a study reveals.Reuters Health Information
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Today is the second day of a conference in Rome by the Pontifical Academy for Life and the World Innovation Summit for Health: "Religion and Medical Ethics: Palliative Care and the Mental Health of the Elderly." The symposium examines the role that re...
Global annual deaths are rising. It is essential to examine where future deaths may occur to facilitate decisions regarding future service provision and resource allocation.