Delivering Problem ‐Solving Therapy to Family Caregivers of People with Cancer: A Feasibility Study in Outpatient Palliative Care

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Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research

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This study aimed to investigate the perspectives on end-of-life patients’ sense of dignity among four different categories of professionals: nurse assistants, nurses, psychologists, and physicians. A sample of 306 HCPs completed the Patient Dignity Inventory-Italian Version (PDI-IT) adapted for them and an ad hoc semi-structured wr itten interview. Their responses were then analyzed using frequencies of the answers to the PDI-IT, a multivariate analysis of variance, Pearson’s correlation index,t tests, and content analysis. All HCPs scored the relevance to the dignity-related physical aspects highly, followed b...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Identification of comorbidity patterns and risk factors for in-hospital deaths in cancer patients provides an avenue to further develop appropriate palliative care strategies aimed at improving outcomes in cancer survivors. PMID: 31296123 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Palliative Medicine - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Palliat Med Source Type: research
At a community cancer center, during weekly quality improvement huddles, the radiation therapy team expressed stress and frustration with the pretreatment pathway for patients requiring palliative radiotherapy. As the department was meeting provincial targets with respect to wait times, it was unknown why the consensus around the department reflected discomfort and stress.
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
The California Department of Health just released a report showing 452 terminally ill, adult patients received prescriptions written by 180 unique physicians for medical aid in dying to peacefully end their suffering and 337 of the patients took the medication in 2018.  In contrast, in 2017, the DOH reported that 577 patients received prescriptions from 241 unique physicians and 363 of the patients took the medication. Compassion &Choices says the temporary suspension of the California End of Life Option Act last year -- because of an ongoing lawsuit seeking to invalidate it -- likely caused a decrease i...
Source: - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs
We present a case of pembrolizumab-induced hypothyroidism causing extreme fatigue and persistent hypoglycemia. PMID: 31284835 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Palliat Care Source Type: research
We read with interest the paper by Lee et al reporting the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as a means of non-invasive ventilation in the palliative management of stridor at the end of life in a patient with head and neck cancer.1
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Palliative radiotherapy was completed as originally planned in 51 cases (79.9%) with a clinical benefit for 44 cases (68.8%). Radiation therapy must not be neglected as a palliative treatment at the end-of-life. PMID: 31300329 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cancer Radiotherapie - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Cancer Radiother Source Type: research
ConclusionThe overall recruitment rate was in line with other studies for this patient cohort. Attempts to identify and engage patients through community ‐based postal contact were less effective than where personal contact with patients was both possible and occurred. Methods were less successful at recruiting patients who were not already engaged with hospice services.
Source: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewAging is associated with an increased prevalence of both cancer and heart disease. The progression of aortic valve calcification to aortic stenosis may be accelerated by both cardiovascular risk factors and cancer treatments, such as radiotherapy with mediastinal involvement. Symptomatic aortic stenosis is occasionally diagnosed in cancer patients undergoing cardiovascular evaluation; likewise, cancer is often recognized during assessment preceding aortic valve interventions. In these complex cases, physicians face difficult treatment decisions. Due to a myriad of clinical presentations of cancer a...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
This study describes the pattern of referral and outcomes of patients managed through one UK centre.Methodsand Methods: A prospective register recorded referrals, demographics, prior treatment pathways, and specialist multidisciplinary team (MDT) decisions (2002-2015). Peritoneal cancer index (PCI) was recorded intra-operatively; complete cytoreduction was deemed when a CC0/1 was achieved. Complications were classified using NCI CTCAE. v.4. Median overall survivals (OS) were described for those treated by CRS/HIPEC and in derived estimates for patients with isolated peritoneal metastases treated by chemotherapy alone in th...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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