The exploration of the knowledge, attitudes and practice behaviors of advanced care planning and its related predictors among Taiwanese nurses

Despite the documented and well known patient benefits of ACP, the completion of ACP, only a minority of patients, during the advanced or EOL stage of their illnesses, receive such care. The misconceptions abo...
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Hi folks, Does anyone have good recommendations for favorite electives during fellowship? My program has slots for three 2-week rotations -- it is a large tertiary center with a lot of services (i.e. plenty of options). I imagine there are pearls and valuable skills to take away from nearly all available rotations. In your experience, any particularly high-yield to the practice of HPM? I'm thinking addictions, pain, .... spiritual? psych?
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Inpatient palliative care teams in the U.S. are caring for more patients with diagnoses other than cancer, starting care earlier in the disease course, and sending more patients home, a study reveals.Reuters Health Information
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Condition:   Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Esophagus Intervention:   Drug: Andrographis Paniculata Sponsor:   Chinese University of Hong Kong Recruiting
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Source: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care Source Type: research
Global annual deaths are rising. It is essential to examine where future deaths may occur to facilitate decisions regarding future service provision and resource allocation.
Source: BMC Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionsBecause of poor and worsening recruitment, the study was stopped. The small number of participants in the trial (N = 65) precludes a conclusive answer to the research question given the large overlap in the confidence intervals in the proportions still alive at all time points. A widely held belief is that the 5-year absolute survival benefit with metastasectomy is about 35%: 40% after metastasectomy compar ed to
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We read with interest a welcome critique on radiation oncology fellowships by Wallner et  al.1 We agree with the authors that fellowships for advanced training should be offered for 2 reasons: to focus on opportunities to which residents may have limited exposure during residency—such as protons or brachytherapy—and to provide a path to subspecialty board certification (eg, in Hosp ice and Palliative Medicine). Clinical Informatics training fulfills both criteria and represents an increasingly important aspect of medical practice.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Comment Source Type: research
Journal of Palliative Medicine, Ahead of Print.
Source: Journal of Palliative Medicine - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Schönhofer B, Geiseler J, Dellweg D, Fuchs H, Moerer O, Weber-Carstens S, Westhoff M, Windisch W, Hirschfeld-Araujo J, Janssens U, Rollnik J, Rosseau S, Schreiter D, Sitter H, Weitere beteiligte wissenschaftliche Fachgesellschaften und Institutionen: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin e. V. (DGAI), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie e. V. (DGCH), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährungsmedizin e. V. (DGEM), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geriatrie e. V. (DGG), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internistische Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin e. V. (DGII...
Source: Pneumologie - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research
In medical oncology settings, early specialist palliative care interventions have demonstrated improvements in patient quality of life and survival compared with usual oncologic care. However, the effect of ea...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
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