End-of-Life Travel: Beyond the Bucket List End-of-Life Travel: Beyond the Bucket List
In palliative care, it's not uncommon for patients nearing the end of life to want to travel, often to their place of birth.Medscape Nurses
Predicting survival and surgical morbidity in patients with spinal metastases would help guide clinical decision making and stratify treatments between surgical intervention and palliative care.
Pharmacists can play a crucial role in the delivery of palliative care. This commentary highlights the need for pharmacy schools to develop and disseminate a palliative care-focused curriculum.American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Publication date: 24–30 August 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 394, Issue 10199Author(s): Jacqui Thornton
Publication date: 24–30 August 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 394, Issue 10199Author(s): Daniel Munday, Kirsty Boyd, Jenifer Jeba, Kellen Kimani, Sebastien Moine, Liz Grant, Scott Murray
AbstractBreast cancer is the commonest malignancy affecting females. Hormone-positive cancers carry a better prognosis. Many adjuvant and palliative endocrine therapies are in use, including surgical ablation. We retrospectively studied seventy-four patients who did bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO)/bilateral oophorectomy (BO) for factors affecting survival and prognosis. BSO was superior in overall and progression-free survival. Incidental ovarian metastasis carried a grave prognosis. Surgical hormonal ablation is a viable option with laparoscopic BSO as the approach of choice.
The objective of this mixed methods study was to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of using a virtual world educational environment for interprofessional health professions students learning about palliative care. Graduate students (n = 35) from five different health professions programs (medicine, nursing, nutrition, physical therapy, and social work) across two educational institutions participated in a small-group immersive educational experience focused on palliative care in the virtual world of Second Life. Collected data included pre and post surveys of interprofessional attitudes using previously-...
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Authors: Csikai EL PMID: 31433744 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions The CBT-E protocol tested among this highly selected sample was fairly well received and suggested positive outcomes in some patients, particularly those with an insomnia complaint alone. Implications Efforts should be pursued to adapt CBT-E and develop other nonpharmacological interventions, in order to provide an alternative to pharmacotherapy for sleep-wake difficulties in this population.
Journal of Palliative Medicine, Ahead of Print.