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The Impact of an Educational Program on Patient Practices for Safe Use, Storage, and Disposal of Opioids at a Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Related Articles The Impact of an Educational Program on Patient Practices for Safe Use, Storage, and Disposal of Opioids at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Oncologist. 2017 Jan;22(1):115-121 Authors: de la Cruz M, Reddy A, Balankari V, Epner M, Frisbee-Hume S, Wu J, Liu D, Yennuraialingam S, Cantu H, Williams J, Bruera E Abstract BACKGROUND: Improper use, storage, and disposal of prescribed opioids can lead to diversion or accidental poisoning. Our previous study showed a large proportion of cancer patients have unsafe opioid practices. Our objective was to determine whether an improvement occurred in the patterns of use, storage, and disposal…
Origen: The Impact of an Educational Program on Patient Practices for Safe Use, Storage, and Disposal of Opioids at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. – PubMed

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Continuous Deep Sedation: A Proposal for Performing More Rigorous Empirical Research.

Related Articles Continuous Deep Sedation: A Proposal for Performing More Rigorous Empirical Research. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Jan;53(1):146-152 Authors: Morita T, Imai K, Yokomichi N, Mori M, Kizawa Y, Tsuneto S Abstract Continuous deep sedation until death (CDS) is a type of palliative sedation therapy, and it has recently become a focus of intense debate. Marked inconsistencies in intervention procedures (i.e., what is CDS?) and unstandardized descriptions of patient backgrounds lead to difficulty in comparing the results in the literature. The primary aim of this article was to propose a conceptual framework to perform empirical studies on CDS. We…
Origen: Continuous Deep Sedation: A Proposal for Performing More Rigorous Empirical Research. – PubMed

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Finding Peace Beyond the Pain: Sunder's Journey in the Hospice.

Related Articles Finding Peace Beyond the Pain: Sunder’s Journey in the Hospice. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2016 Sep;30(3):228-30 Authors: Rao S Abstract Dame Cicely Saunders revolutionized the concept of pain by coining the term “total pain”, the sum of the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, emotional components that make up the total pain experience. Optimal pain relief may not be possible until all elements of the pain and suffering are addressed. This narrative describes the journey of Sunder in the hospice. A caring husband, and a doting father, he came to the hospice by force, in immense pain and suffering.…
Origen: Finding Peace Beyond the Pain: Sunder's Journey in the Hospice. – PubMed

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Palliative care for dementia patients.

Related Articles Palliative care for dementia patients. Geriatr Psychol Neuropsychiatr Vieil. 2016 Dec 01;14(4):447-453 Authors: Hirot F Abstract Dementia is a life-limiting disease without curative treatments but the data suggest that advanced dementia is not viewed as a terminal diagnosis by physicians. Although symptoms of dementia and cancer patients are similar, palliative care is less frequently proposed for dementia patients. However, professionals and family members of demented patients strongly favor comfort care for end-stage dementia. To improve the patients’ relief near the end of life, advance care planning with patients and their proxies should be encouraged. It should start as…
Origen: Palliative care for dementia patients. – PubMed

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Implementation of a metastatic malignancy of unknown primary origin service led by a palliative physician.

Related Articles Implementation of a metastatic malignancy of unknown primary origin service led by a palliative physician. Hosp Pract (1995). 2018 Feb;46(1):37-42 Authors: Brooks D, Hughes P, Farrington C, Bath PA, McGregor M, Ahmed W, Noble B Abstract BACKGROUND: Cancer of unknown primary is the fourth most common cause of cancer death in the United Kingdom. National guidance in 2010 recommended the establishment of a dedicated unknown primary team to facilitate targeted investigation and symptom control. A service development project was undertaken to identify those affected by malignancy of unknown origin and institute a pathway for coordinating their care led…
Origen: Implementation of a metastatic malignancy of unknown primary origin service led by a palliative physician. – PubMed

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