The Role of Palliative Care in Burns: A Scoping Review

Patients with severe burns may face distressing symptoms with a high risk of mortality as a result of their injury. The role of palliative care in burns management remains unclear.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research

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Patients with significant burn injuries likely have palliative care needs.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Earlier this year, Medgadget reported on the FDA’s clearance of the SEM Scanner, a device created by Los Angeles-based Bruin Biometrics (BBI). The SEM Scanner is a wireless, handheld device that detects changes in sub-epidermal moisture as an i...
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According to current statistics, approximately 30,000 people will be hospitalized at one of the 128 U.S. Burn Centers this year, with over 3000 patients succumbing to death from fire or inhalation injury. Yet there is little description in the literature of successful Palliative Care/Burn Unit integrated collaborations. Burn patients are unique, representing the most severe model of trauma for many of the disciplines involved. For example, patients with severe burn injury have 40-45% pre-burn psychiatric morbidity, including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and psychosis, and many develop post-burn PTSD and depression.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
This is the 1000th presentation to my bioethics blog since starting on Google in 2004.There has been many topics covered. Though comments by the visitors has always been encouraged and, since as a " discussion blog " , comments leading to discussions I have felt was the definitive function here. Virtually none of the thread topics have gone unread and most have had some commentary, some with mainly particularly strong and emphatic opinions, some with extensive up to 12 years long continued discussion http://bioethi...
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Conclusion According to the results of the present study, providing non-specific and temporary services is one of the factors affecting the life processes of children who have survived the Manjil earthquake. Training aid workers to consider the specific needs of children at the time of rescue operations could contribute to improving the health of this group in different aspects. Considering effective and comprehensive rehabilitation programs in Disaster Management policymaking can prevent persistent complications caused by earthquakes and other natural disasters. The results of this study also showed that some of the facto...
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Patients with progressive life-limiting illnesses experience various needs across their illness trajectory. With adequate support - from specialist palliative care teams - many of these could be met by primary care providers. For a number of reasons, many family physicians in urban Ontario (Canada) settings currently do not provide palliative care.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Workshops and Proffered Papers Source Type: research
by Arif KamalOn the topic of palliative care clinician wellness, we are starting to recognize that there is some good news to counter all the bad. First, the bad news. If you ’re reading this, and you believe that burnout has not touched your professional life, then it is likely that the colleagues sitting to the immediate left and right of you are not so lucky. Recent survey data of over 1300 palliative care clinicians highlight a sobering statistic: almost two-thir ds of our colleagues report burnout (Kamal JPSM 2016). This is among the highest rate of all medical disciplines, and significantly higher than the 45% ...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - Category: Palliative Care Tags: burnout kamal The profession Source Type: blogs
This study is the first CAR T-cell trial to infuse patients with an even mixture of two types of T cells (helper and killer cells, which work together to kill cancer). With the assurance that each patient gets the same mixture of cells, the researchers were able to come to conclusions about the effects of administering different doses of cells. In 27 of 29 participants whose responses were evaluated a few weeks after the infusion, a high-sensitivity test could detect no trace of their cancer in their bone marrow. The CAR T cells eliminated cancers anywhere in the body they appeared. Of the two participants who did n...
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Since the first successful kidney transplants in the 1950s, the specialty of organ donation has grown with donors now able donate up to six organs (kidneys, liver, heart, lungs, small bowel, and pancreas) and with an average of 79 people receiving an organ each day in the US and another 21 people dying each day while waiting for transplant. In 2013, there were 121 272 people in the US on the waiting list for a transplant, and 28 954 candidates actually received transplants. Organ donation is understandably a highly emotional time for all parties; there are many opportunities for palliative care and palliative care provider...
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Concurrent Sessions Source Type: research
Professionals working in the landscape of death and dying are frequently exposed to existential issues, psychological challenges and emotional distress associated with care at the end of life. Identifying factors that help professionals cope with frequent exposure to issues related to mortality could enhance palliative care providers’ and patients’ quality of life.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
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