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Voluntary assisted dying: peak bodies must provide practical guidance

Intern Med J. 2022 Jun;52(6):926-931. doi: 10.1111/imj.15805.ABSTRACTDespite widespread reform in Australia, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) remains ethically opposed to voluntary assisted dying (VAD). This article argues that the AMA should abandon its opposition to VAD to fulfil better its mandate of providing the best outcomes for doctors, patients and the community. A neutral stance enables peak bodies to engage more fully in implementation and support diverse perspectives.PMID:35718735 | DOI:10.1111/imj.15805
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Addressing palliative care and end-of-life issues in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic review of communication interventions for physicians not specialised in palliative care

BMJ Open. 2022 Jun 17;12(6):e059652. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-059652.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To identify and summarise evaluated interventions aiming to improve the communication of palliative care (PC) and end-of-life (EoL) issues in physicians caring for cancer patients. Such interventions are needed with regard to the aim of an earlier communication of those issues in oncology daily practice, which is associated with a range of benefits for patients and caregivers but is often impeded by physicians’ communication insecurities.DESIGN: Systematic review based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines.DATA SOURCES: Relevant publications were systematically searched in MEDLINE, PsycINFO, CINAHL and Web of Science…
Origen: Addressing palliative care and end-of-life issues in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic review of communication interventions for physicians not specialised in palliative care – PubMed

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Increasing our understanding of nonphysical suffering within palliative care: A scoping review

Palliat Support Care. 2022 Jun;20(3):417-432. doi: 10.1017/S1478951521001127.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Nonphysical suffering is emotional, psychological, existential, spiritual, and/or social in nature. While palliative care is a discipline dedicated to the prevention and relief of suffering – both physical and nonphysical – little is known about existing research specific to nonphysical suffering within the context of palliative care. This scoping review helps to fill this gap.METHOD: Three hundred and twenty-eight unique records were identified through a systematic search of three databases (MEDLINE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO). The following keywords were used: (suffering) AND (palliative OR “end of life” OR “end-of-life” OR hospice OR dying OR…
Origen: Increasing our understanding of nonphysical suffering within palliative care: A scoping review – PubMed

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The experiences of health professionals, patients, and families with truth disclosure when breaking bad news in palliative care: A qualitative meta-synthesis

Palliat Support Care. 2022 Jun;20(3):433-444. doi: 10.1017/S1478951521001243.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Disclosing the truth when breaking bad news continues to be difficult for health professionals, yet it is essential for patients when making informed decisions about their treatment and end-of-life care. This literature review aimed to explore and examine how health professionals, patients, and families experience truth disclosure during the delivery of bad news in the inpatient/outpatient palliative care setting.METHODS: A systemized search for peer-reviewed, published papers between 2013 and 2020 was undertaken in September 2020 using the CINAHL, Medline, and PsycInfo databases. The keywords and MeSH terms (“truth disclosure”) AND (“palliative care or…
Origen: The experiences of health professionals, patients, and families with truth disclosure when breaking bad news in palliative care: A qualitative meta-synthesis – PubMed

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