Geisel School of Medicine Swigart Fellows Explore Medical Ethics

Inaugural Swigart Ethics Fellows, Celestine Warren ‘20 and Lauren Kascak ‘20, launch innovative projects exploring medical ethics issues related to shared decision making and narrative medicine, which can influence the quality of patient care.
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Authors: Zhang Y, Wu N, Zhao Z, Chen Q, Cheng G Abstract This case report illustrates a treatment effect of image-guided high-dose-rate (HDR) interstitial brachytherapy for refractory recurrence of maxillary sinus carcinoma. A 61-year-old male was previously admitted to another hospital and received surgery because of left maxillary sinus squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) 6 years ago. Tumor regrowth was noted 2 years after the initial radical surgery. The patient accepted local excision again for the recurrence, followed by external beam radiotherapy. Despite salvage treatment with surgery and external irradiation...
Source: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Contemp Brachytherapy Source Type: research
Conclusions Definitive local therapy is associated with improved OS in patients with metastatic cervical cancer. These findings suggest a novel setting for the use of definitive local therapy in the metastatic setting.
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: GoC conversations may be facilitated by enabling oncologists to conduct these conversations despite difficult circumstances and emotional reactions by activating patients and family via increased health literacy and by advancing palliative-informed practice environments. PMID: 29790421 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Palliat Care Source Type: research
A person does not die directly from Alzheimer's disease; but instead, from complications caused by Alzheimer's disease.How do you know when a dementia patient is dying?Over time, and as Alzheimer's progresses, the body's immune system weakens, increasing susceptibility to infection and other causes of death related to the elderly.Typical complications from Alzheimer's and related dementia are:heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, and lung infections due to aspiration of food. Multi-organ failure is often the cause of death in dementia patients.Learn More -Can you die from Alzheimer's disease?By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Rea...
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To report the primary endpoint of a randomized trial comparing pain response following palliative stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) versus conventionally-fractionated 3D-conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) for previously untreated spinal metastases.
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Conclusion Further studies are necessary to understand the impact of geriatric impairments on treatment administration and to develop clinical practice guidelines.
Source: Cancer Epidemiology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Shoshana Ungerleider is a leading palliative care advocate as well as a practicing physician at California Pacific Medical Center. In her work as an activist and educator on end-of-life issues, she ’s been focused on creating a more human-centered approach to how we die. To this end, Ungerleider has started a philanthropic organization dedicated to education about end-of-life issues, launched an annual symposium on the end-of-life experience called End Well, and helped produce documentary f ilms…
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Shoshana Ungerleider is a leading palliative care advocate as well as a practicing physician at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. In her work as an activist and educator on end-of-life issues, she ’s been focused on creating a more human-centered approach to how we die. To this end, Ungerleider has started a philanthropic organization dedicated to education about end-of-life issues, launched an annual symposium on the end-of-life experience called End Well, and helped produce…
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Shoshana Ungerleider is a leading palliative care advocate as well as a practicing physician at California Pacific Medical Center. In her work as an activist and educator on end-of-life issues, she ’s been focused on creating a more human-centered approach to how we die. To this end, Ungerleider has started a philanthropic organization dedicated to education about end-of-life issues, launched an annual symposium on the end-of-life experience called End Well, and helped produce documentary f ilms…
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Shoshana Ungerleider is a leading palliative care advocate as well as a practicing physician at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. In her work as an activist and educator on end-of-life issues, she ’s been focused on creating a more human-centered approach to how we die. To this end, Ungerleider has started a philanthropic organization dedicated to education about end-of-life issues, launched an annual symposium on the end-of-life experience called End Well, and helped produce…
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