An empty landscape.
An empty landscape. Palliat Support Care. 2019 May 20;:1 Authors: Rousseau P PMID: 31106717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Learning is perceived as a process of personal and social construction where people are actively involved in making sense of information they interact with, rather than passively receiving it (Kuhthau 2004). This cumulative and developmental process involves the whole person in thinking, acting, reflecting, discovering ideas, making connections, and transforming prior knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values into new knowledge (Dewey 1933). I’m an educator for much of my time. When I think about it, I’ve been an educator for most of my clinical career – after all, when I helped people learn how to show...
Most children living and dying with serious illnesses experience high burden of distressing symptoms. Many seriously ill children and their families do not have access to subspecialist pediatric palliative care (PPC) services nor to clinicians trained in primary PPC. Lack of PPC education appears to be a significant barrier to PPC implementation.
Conclusions: For patients with early-stage metastatic spine tumors, the use of PPS-based posterior stabilization combined with multidisciplinary adjuvant therapy has changed the age range of the patients indicated for surgery and caused significant improvements in surgical stress, postoperative survival time, and Barthel index.
I left a full-time academic position five years ago because I was literally, “check-all-the-boxes,” burned out. In looking back during that time prior to my decision to leave, I recall months of feeling overwhelmed, emotionally exhausted, depressed, and in a sense grieved for the loss of what I envisioned my career path to be until […]Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
One might have thought that healthcare surrogates have the authority to elect hospice treatment on a patient's behalf. But apparently, not in Oregon, until January 1, 2020. Current law permits default surrogates to withhold or withdraw "life-sustaining procedures" but does not specifically grant them the right to make "an election for hospice treatment." This month, the Governor signed S.B. 178, which clarifies that surrogates do have authority to elect hospice treatment for incapacitated patients. The amendment defines “hospice treatment” as "treatment that focus...
This scoping review maps the existing literature on narrative interventions within a palliative care and end-of-life context.
Authors: Yıldız Çeltek N, Süren M, Demir O, Okan İ Abstract Background/aim: Validated measures in palliative cancer patients are very important in the evaluation and management of the disease. The Karnofsky Performance Scale (KPS) has been used for many years to assess the performance status of cancer patients. The aim of this study is to determine the validity and reliability of the KPS in cancer patients receiving palliative care in Turkey. Materials and methods: Eighty patients with a cancer diagnosis who were admitted to Gaziosmanpaşa University Medical Faculty Hospital Palliative Care Unit ...