Ethical Competencies for Clinical Excellence (P10)

In clinical practice, we face ethical conundrums daily. We may be prepared to honor financial and physical limits in our relationships with patients and families, but ethical boundaries in the face of suffering are  about far more than these surface areas. They require exquisite emotional health, intelligence, and resilience.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research

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Condition:   Non-Pharmacological Pain Management Intervention:   Behavioral: Non-pharmacological Options in post-operative Hospital and Rehabilitative Management (NOHARM) Sponsors:   Mayo Clinic;   National Institute on Aging (NIA) Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion: The current study demonstrated no analgesic effects of postoperative chlorzoxazone administration compared with placebo on acute or chronic postoperative pain 12 months following TKR and THR.
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Discussion: Most clinicians agreed that OIH is a complication of opioid therapy, but were divided regarding the prevalence of OIH, etiological factors, and optimal management.
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Discussion: The results of this review show that there is a need to improve the methodological quality of guidelines for procedural pain in newborns. The set of recommendations for procedural pain prevention needs to involve not only pharmacological and nonpharmacological pain treatment but also parents and interprofessional collaboration. It is also essential to take into account facilitators, barriers, and the context to improve pain management.
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research
AbstractEarly identification and adequate treatment of actinic cheilitis (AC), which affects the lower lip vermillion and is considered a precursor of squamous cell carcinoma, is mandatory. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been successfully used in AC. PDT with the use of daylight (DLPDT) is equally effective and more convenient than the conventional PDT. Data on short and long-term efficacy of DLPDT in AC are limited. Our primary purpose was to assess efficacy of DLPDT in AC as well as safety and tolerance. Twenty-two individuals with histologically confirmed AC received 2 MAL (5-aminolevulinic acid)-DLPDT sessions 1 week a...
Source: Archives of Dermatological Research - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Ageing adults (65+) with disability are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 and upon contracting, are a cohort most likely to require palliative care. Therefore, it is very important that health services - particularly health services providing palliative care - are proximately available. Treating the Melbourne metropolitan area as a case-study, a spatial analysis was conducted to clarify priority areas with a significantly high percentage and number of ageing adults (65+) with disability, and high barriers to accessing primary health services.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
The COVID-19 pandemic created a rapid and unprecedented shift in our medical system. Medical providers, teams, and organizations have needed to shift their visits away from face-to-face visits and toward telehealth (both by phone and through video). Palliative care teams who practice in the community setting are faced with a difficult task: How do we actively triage the most urgent visits while keeping our vulnerable patients safe from the pandemic?
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: COVID-19 for Fast Track Publication Source Type: research
In treating highly infectious COVID-19 pneumonia, ICU nurses face a high risk of developing somatic symptom disorder (SSD). The present study aims to investigate the symptoms and causes of SSD of ICU nurses treating COVID-19 pneumonia. The research results are expected to provide evidence for the establishment of a better management strategy.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Doctors caring for patients with life-limiting illness are often exposed to emotional distress.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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