Many people in Scotland now benefit from anticipatory care before they die: an after death analysis and interviews with general practitioners
Key Information Summaries (KIS) were introduced throughout Scotland in 2013 so that anticipatory care plans written by general practitioners (GPs) could be routinely shared electronically and updated in real time, between GPs and providers of unscheduled and secondary care. We aimed to describe the current reach of anticipatory and palliative care, and to explore GPs'views on using KIS.
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Curative treatments for metastatic prostate, renal, and urothelial cancer should continue as usual amid the pandemic, but palliative and (neo)adjuvant treatments should be reconsidered, experts say.Medscape Medical News
Background: Early palliative care addresses biopsychosocial needs for people living with HIV in an outpatient setting. We sought to describe patients referred to a palliative care program and compare the medical outcomes of emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, primary care visits, and viral load suppression among patients enrolled in the program, to patients who did not enroll (no-show group). Setting: We completed a retrospective cohort study at an urban, academically affiliated HIV primary care clinic. Methods: Data were collected from electronic medical records. Descriptive statistics characterize...
Palliative care treatments delayed by regulations and supply shortages
In conclusion, survival of GBC remains poor. Radical surgery and palliative chemotherapy appear to improve prognosis but remain under-utilized.
ConclusionThis delivery model of integrated outpatient cancer and palliative care is particularly relevant in rural regions allowing cancer patients access to palliative care earlier in the disease trajectory and closer to home
Funding Opportunity RFA-CA-20-030 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the NCI invites applications to support research in new and innovative cohort studies that identify clinical, lifestyle, genomic, and other factors that affect health outcomes (e.g., morbidity, mortality, quality of life, physical, social, and psychological outcomes) in cancer survivors. This RFA supports research that requires the creation of a new prospective cohort study of cancer survivors that addresses a gap in knowledge pertaining to the health of cancer survivors. Proposals must ident...
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Authors: Kermel-Schiffman I, Werner P Abstract Family caregivers of people with dementia often must make crucial medical decisions for them that may increase the burden of care experienced. Although undertaking Advance Care Planning (ACP) might reduce their decision-making burden, completion rates remain very low. The present study aimed to explore the common beliefs of family caregivers of people with dementia about undertaking ACP for themselves. A qualitative study was conducted, using a semi-structured questionnaire based on the Theory of Planned Behavior. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with a convenien...