Update in Hospice and Palliative Care
Journal of Palliative Medicine, Ahead of Print.
Condition: Paediatric Palliative Care Intervention: Other: Specialised Peadiatric Palliative Care (SPPC) Sponsors: University Children's Hospital, Zurich; University of Basel; Cantonal Hospital of Aarau, Switzerland; University Children's Hospital Basel; University Hospital Inselspital, Berne Recruiting
ConclusionsHaving established this initial validity evidence, further testing to assess internal consistency, test –retest reliability, factor structure, and relationships to other variables is required to produce the first valid, reliable, and clinically informed patient-reported measure of compassion.
ConclusionsHypofractionated VMAT was feasible, safe, and effective to deliver symptomatic radiation in locally advanced oesophageal cancer patients, non-suitable for a standard curative treatment.
Dr Jack West says it is time to embrace a team approach when it comes to initiating discussions about end-of-life care with patients with advanced cancer.Medscape Oncology
In conclusion, FACS-based determination of CD318 expression may serve as novel prognostic factor depending on implemented therapy in AML patients.
Learn about the interventions that may help improve goals-of-care communication between clinicians, patients, and families.Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
(BMJ) Medicinal cannabis might not ease sleep problems in people with chronic pain over the long term, because frequent users might build up tolerance to its sleep-inducing effects, suggests preliminary research published online in BMJ Supportive&Palliative Care.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim was to understand the processes of therapeutic changes in Meaning-Centered Group Psychotherapy (MCGP) in a Portuguese sample. METHOD: Adult cancer patients with distress motivated to participate in MCGP were identified; descriptive and narrative analyses were performed on the session content. RESULTS: The sample had 24 participants (mean age: 63.43 years); the majority were females (75%), with a median academic degree (54%). Breast cancer was most frequent (67%) at the localized stage (71%). The narrative analysis defined seven categories according to the MCGP themes. In "...
The objective of this study is to map the existent research undertaken in Australia into broad thematic areas and identify the characteristics of the studies and areas of future research in the literature. METHODS: A scoping review methodology was employed to map the current areas of research undertaken in Australia since January 2000 until the end of December 2018 according to years of publications, types of studies, populations studied, research themes, and areas of focus. RESULTS: Our review identified 1,405 Australian palliative care research publications between January 2000 and December 2018. Nearly 40% of ...