Delay in commencement of palliative care service episodes provided to Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients: cross-sectional analysis of an Australian multi-jurisdictional dataset.
Delay in commencement of palliative care service episodes provided to Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients: cross-sectional analysis of an Australian multi-jurisdictional dataset. BMC Palliat Care. 2018 Dec 22;17(1):130 Authors: Woods JA, Johnson CE, Ngo HT, Katzenellenbogen JM, Murray K, Thompson SC Abstract BACKGROUND: Rapid effective responsiveness to patient needs is pivotal to high quality palliative care. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) people are susceptible to life-limiting illnesses at younger ages than other Australians and experience inequity of health service provision. The Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration collects Australia-wide health service data on patient care, and has established performance benchmarks for specialist palliative care services. We investigated whether the benchmark for timely commencement of palliative care episodes (occurrence of delay>1 day after being designated 'ready for care' in
The EAPC White Paper addresses the issue of spiritual care education for all palliative care professionals. It is to guide health care professionals involved in teaching or training of palliative care and spiritual care; stakeholders, leaders and decision makers responsible for training and education; as well as national and local curricula development groups.
Key Information Summaries (KIS) were introduced throughout Scotland in 2013 so that anticipatory care plans written by general practitioners (GPs) could be routinely shared electronically and updated in real time, between GPs and providers of unscheduled and secondary care. We aimed to describe the current reach of anticipatory and palliative care, and to explore GPs'views on using KIS.
In this narrative medicine essay, a pediatric palliative oncologist meditates on the intersection of faith and medicine and of varying expressions of spirituality in the face of abject pain and suffering among her pediatric patients with cancer.
CONCLUSION: In order to optimise general outpatient palliative care, structural, legal and financial framework conditions need to be correspondingly adapted. PMID: 32059833 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study aimed to measure the quality of palliative care from the perspective of healthcare professionals at a tertiary hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional survey was distributed to 80 healthcare professionals working at the palliative care department. The questionnaire assessed the dimensions that measure the quality of palliative care (Structure and Aspects of Care, Cultural Aspects of Care, Care of the Imminently Dying Patient, Ethical Issues), overall quality of care, ethical Processes of Care, Physical Aspects of Care, Psychological/Psychiatric Aspects dilemmas occurring in the practice setting, and ...
Authors: Haber PK, Sia D Abstract Biliary tract cancers (BTC), which include cholangiocarcinoma (both intra- and extrahepatic) and gallbladder, represent a heterogeneous group of malignancies with relatively low-incidence and poor prognosis. Therapeutic options for BTC patients at advanced stage are severely limited and palliative chemotherapy remains the maintreatment option. In the past decade, genome profiling via next-generation sequencing of large international cohorts has paved the way for precision oncology in BTC, identifying unique molecular subtypes, recurrent mutations, and genomic rearrangements. Target...
CONCLUSION: The increases in clinic utilization, total encounters, and interventions observed for the clinical pharmacy specialists suggest the beneficial role of pharmacy administrators' collaboration with clinical pharmacy specialists to improve workload capture and access to quality care, to justify clinical pharmacy services, and to identify opportunities for pharmacy clinical intervention. PMID: 32061094 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conditions: Care, Palliative; Respiratory Failure Interventions: Device: High Flow Nasal Cannula; Other: Standard respiratory support Sponsors: Hospital do Coracao; Ministry of Health, Brazil; Fisher and Paykel Healthcare Not yet recruiting
ConclusionRecurrent FGFR2 amplification was observed in roughly 4.0% of GC patients. High FGFR2 amplification was significantly associated with poor progression free survival and overall survival in GC patients. Clinical studies of FGFR2-directed therapies are warranted and should consider stratification by FGFR2 CNA.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is primarily used for pain, but might be useful for various other physical symptoms, including nausea, fatigue, dyspnea, and constipation. However, few studies have used TENS for treating the physical symptoms of patients with advanced cancer. In this crossover trial, we assess the effects of TENS on pain and other physical symptoms in 20 in-patients with advanced cancer receiving palliative care. For 5-day phases between wash out periods of 5 days, patients received TENS or non-TENS. TENS was delivered at four points: the center of the back for mainly nausea and dyspnea, ...