End-of-Life and Palliative Needs of Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Serious Illnesses (R01)

Funding Opportunity PA-15-324 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to foster research on the unique perspectives, needs, wishes, and decision-making processes of adolescents and young adults (AYA; defined by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as youth between 12 24 years of age) with serious, advanced illnesses; and research focused on specific end-of-life/palliative care (EOLPC) models that support the physical, psychological, spiritual, and social needs of AYA with serious illness, their families and caregivers.
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - Category: Research Source Type: funding

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The room is half-lit from the sunset. Crowding around the bed, in almost saint-like postures, is the family of our patient who is in her last moments of life. I do my best to console the family, a light touch on the shoulder, and honest stare. Then, there ’s the inevitable moment, the palliative extubation. Our […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
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ConclusionHepatic resection was associated with a favorable impact on prognosis over chemotherapy for IC stage III and IVa of the 7th edition and for stage IIIb of 8th edition of AJCC staging system. Worse outcome has been observed in LR patients>65 years and with multifocal lesions. Randomized control studies are recommended to confirm the role of surgical resection in the management for advanced cases of IC, and to clarify the related prognostic factors.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Source: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care Source Type: research
Older people in long-term care facilities are at a greater risk of receiving care at the end of life that does not adequately meet their needs, yet staff in long-term care are often unprepared to provide palli...
Source: BMC Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Conclusion: Bevacizumab is a effective and safe for treatment of RIBE after GKRS. A protocol-based dose schedule in addition to frequent clinical and radiological evaluations are required. Bevacizumab should be considered as an early treatment option for RIBE.
Source: Neurology India - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractAimTo evaluate person ‐centeredness in nursing homes from the perspective of frail older persons, before and after implementing an educational intervention about palliative care.DesignA crossover design.MethodsForty ‐four older persons living in nursing homes were interviewed. A convergent mixed‐method was used to analyse data.ResultsThe older persons expressed feelings of unsafety related to shortcomings in staff. These shortcomings implied that the responsibilities of everyday activities and making the residents ’ existence more bearable were transferred to the next of kin. The dropout rate related to...
Source: Nursing Open - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
Psychiatric conditions are common among patients with advanced illness who are referred to palliative care services. Psychiatric illness can cause considerable distress to both patients and their families. In order to improve end-of-life care for patients, it is necessary to diagnose psychiatric conditions and treat them appropriately. This brief review considers cognitive impairment, delirium, dementia, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation, outlining the prevalence, aetiology, diagnosis and management of these conditions.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Physical problems Source Type: research
Researchers at MD Anderson found that medical oncologists and midlevel providers preferred the name'supportive care'over palliative care."It's not just about the end of life," said one oncologist.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
This article represents the findings from the queries over the first three months ’ queries and brings further clarity to our initial findings.Methods This quality improvement (QI) project was reviewed and approved by the Orlando Health/UFHealth Cancer Center Joint Oncology Committee for 2018-19. We began recording results of all E-FORSCE queries occurring after the law ’s implementation of July 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018. We informed each patient that the PDMP query had become mandatory in Florida, and we discussed the results of each query with each patient. Each query examined the last 12 months of t...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - Category: Palliative Care Tags: kollas opioid pain quality improvement statte Source Type: blogs
For many patients, palliative care is the best kind of medicine.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
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