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The deteriorating patient representative on a palliative care quality committee: Ethical and practical considerations.

Related Articles The deteriorating patient representative on a palliative care quality committee: Ethical and practical considerations. Palliat Support Care. 2019 12;17(6):735-737 Authors: Eastman P, Le B Abstract This case study describes the involvement of a patient representative on a palliative care committee and outlines some of the issues that arose as her health deteriorated. A summary of the increasing involvement of patient representation within health care governance is provided, and some of the challenges raised by the case, many of which may be relatively unique to palliative care, are discussed. It is hoped that presentation of this fairly novel scenario…
Origen: The deteriorating patient representative on a palliative care quality committee: Ethical and practical considerations. – PubMed

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Quality of life improves after palliative placement of percutaneous tunneled drainage catheter for refractory ascites in prospective study of patients with end-stage cancer.

Related Articles Quality of life improves after palliative placement of percutaneous tunneled drainage catheter for refractory ascites in prospective study of patients with end-stage cancer. Palliat Support Care. 2019 12;17(6):677-685 Authors: Robson PC, Gonen M, Ni A, Brody L, Brown KT, Getrajdman G, Thom B, Kline N, Covey A Abstract OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous tunneled drainage catheter (PTDC) placement is a palliative alternative to serial paracenteses in patients with end-stage cancer and refractory ascites. The impact of PTDC on quality of life (QoL) and long-term outcomes has not been prospectively described. The objective was to evaluate changes in QoL after PTDC. METHOD:…
Origen: Quality of life improves after palliative placement of percutaneous tunneled drainage catheter for refractory ascites in prospective study of patients with end-stage cancer. – PubMed

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Spirituality in the continuing education of healthcare professionals: An approach to palliative care.

Related Articles Spirituality in the continuing education of healthcare professionals: An approach to palliative care. Palliat Support Care. 2019 12;17(6):662-667 Authors: Dezorzi LW, Raymundo MM, Goldim JR, de Oliveira CAV Abstract OBJECTIVE: A major barrier to the adoption of an approach that integrates spirituality into palliative care is the lack of preparation/education of healthcare professionals on the topic. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a continuing education activity for healthcare professionals addressing spirituality and spiritual care provision to patients and families within palliative care. METHOD: We conducted an intervention study using a quantitative pre- and posttest design in…
Origen: Spirituality in the continuing education of healthcare professionals: An approach to palliative care. – PubMed

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What do family caregivers know about palliative care? Results from a national survey.

Related Articles What do family caregivers know about palliative care? Results from a national survey. Palliat Support Care. 2019 12;17(6):643-649 Authors: Dionne-Odom JN, Ornstein KA, Kent EE Abstract OBJECTIVE: Despite their key role in caring for individuals with serious, chronic illness, there have been no national studies examining family caregiver awareness and perceptions of palliative care. Hence, our objectives were to ascertain level of knowledge of palliative care among U.S. family caregivers and describe demographic variation in awareness and perceptions of palliative care. METHOD: Using the 2018 National Cancer Institute Health Information National Trends Survey, we identified unpaid family caregivers…
Origen: What do family caregivers know about palliative care? Results from a national survey. – PubMed

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