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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766836/untold-stories-cancer-clinic-waiting-room
#1
Paul Rousseau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764524/a-qualitative-examination-of-the-factors-related-to-the-development-and-maintenance-of-insomnia-in-cancer-survivors
#2
Sheila N Garland, Frances K Barg, Brigid Cakouros, Philip Gehrman, Katherine N DuHamel, Jun J Mao
OBJECTIVE: Insomnia is underrecognized and inadequately managed, with close to 60% of cancer survivors experiencing insomnia at some point in the treatment trajectory. The objective of this study was to further understand predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating factors in the development and maintenance of insomnia in cancer survivors. METHOD: A heterogeneous sample of 63 patients who had completed active treatment was recruited. Participants were required to have a score >7 on the Insomnia Severity Index and meet the diagnostic criteria for insomnia disorder...
May 16, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761752/addressing-cancer-patient-and-caregiver-role-transitions-during-home-hospice-nursing-care
#3
Janella Hudson, Maija Reblin, Margaret F Clayton, Lee Ellington
OBJECTIVE: Many family caregivers and hospice patients experience role changes resulting from advancing illness and the need for increased caregiver responsibility. Successful navigation of conflicts that arise because of these role transitions has been linked to higher quality of patient care and improved caregiver bereavement adjustment. Nursing communication with patients and their caregivers plays an important role in facilitating these transitions. Our objective is to describe patient-caregiver-nurse communication during transitions at end of life...
May 15, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749317/exploring-the-associations-between-spiritual-well-being-burden-and-quality-of-life-in-family-caregivers-of-cancer-patients
#4
Roberta Spatuzzi, Maria Velia Giulietti, Marcello Ricciuti, Fabiana Merico, Paolo Fabbietti, Letizia Raucci, Domenico Bilancia, Claudia Cormio, Anna Vespa
OBJECTIVE: The spiritual dimension is important in the process of coping with stress and may be of special relevance for those caring for cancer patients in the various phases of caregivership, although current attention is most prevalent at the end of life. This study explores the associations among spiritual well-being (SWB), caregiver burden, and quality of life (QoL) in family caregivers of patients with cancer during the course of the disease. METHOD: This is a cross-sectional study...
May 11, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747720/wernicke-encephalopathy-without-delirium-that-appeared-as-agitation-in-a-patient-with-lung-cancer
#5
Hideki Onishi, Mayumi Ishida, Takao Takahashi, Yoshitada Taji, Kenji Ikebuchi, Daisuke Furuya, Nozomu Uchida, Tatsuo Akechi
OBJECTIVE: Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) is a neuropsychiatric disorder caused by thiamine deficiency, and is sometimes overlooked because of the diversity of clinical symptoms. METHOD: From a series of WE patients with cancer, we report a lung cancer patient who developed WE, the main symptom of which was agitation.ResultA 50-year-old woman with lung cancer was referred to our psycho-oncology clinic because of agitation lasting for three days. No laboratory findings or drugs explaining her agitation were identified...
May 11, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708093/addressing-religion-and-spirituality-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-survey-of-clinicians
#6
Philip J Choi, Farr A Curlin, Christopher E Cox
OBJECTIVE: Studies have shown that when religious and spiritual concerns are addressed by the medical team, patients are more satisfied with their care and have lower healthcare costs. However, little is known about how intensive care unit (ICU) clinicians address these concerns. The objective of this study was to determine how ICU clinicians address the religious and spiritual needs of patients and families. METHOD: We performed a cross-sectional survey study of ICU physicians, nurses, and advance practice providers (APPs) to understand their attitudes and beliefs about addressing the religious and spiritual needs of ICU patients and families...
April 30, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29516852/relational-use-of-an-electronic-quality-of-life-and-practice-support-system-in-hospital-palliative-consult-care-a-pilot-study
#7
Marian Krawczyk, Richard Sawatzky
OBJECTIVES: This study is part of an overarching research initiative on the development and integration of an electronic Quality of Life and Practice Support System (QPSS) that uses patient-reported outcome and experience measures in clinical practice. The current study focused on palliative nurse consultants trialing the QPSS with older hospitalized adults receiving acute care. The primary aim of the study was to better understand consultants' and patients' experiences and perspectives of use...
March 8, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514725/-all-of-a-sudden-a-lot-less-still-makes-it-worthwhile-to-be-alive-palliative-care-patients-views-on-life
#8
Vanessa Romotzky, Julia Strupp, Alexander Hayn, Jens Ulrich Rüffer, Judith Grümmer, Raymond Voltz
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to elucidate the views on life as narrated by patients in palliative care (PC) to find out what patients deem to be essential in their life, whether something has changed concerning their view of life in light of the disease, and whether interviewees would like to give others something to take with them. METHOD: Data were collected from narrative audio and video interviews with 18 inpatients in a specialized PC unit. Interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim and analyzed using qualitative content analysis applying MAXQDA software...
March 8, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478423/early-detection-and-successful-treatment-of-wernicke-s-encephalopathy-in-outpatients-without-the-complete-classic-triad-of-symptoms-who-attended-a-psycho-oncology-clinic
#9
Hideki Onishi, Mayumi Ishida, Iori Tanahashi, Takao Takahashi, Kenji Ikebuchi, Yoshitada Taji, Hisashi Kato, Tatsuo Akechi
OBJECTIVE: Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) is a neuropsychiatric disorder caused by a thiamine deficiency. Although WE has been recognized in cancer patients, it can be overlooked because many patients do not exhibit symptoms that are typical of WE, such as delirium, ataxia, or ocular palsy. Furthermore, outpatients with WE who intermittently present at psycho-oncology clinics have not been described as far as we can ascertain. METHOD: This report describes two patients who did not exhibit the complete classic triad of symptoms among a series with cancer and WE, and who attended a psycho-oncology outpatient clinic...
February 26, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478419/psychological-morbidity-in-family-caregivers-of-people-living-with-terminal-cancer-prevalence-and-predictors
#10
Neide P Areia, Gabriela Fonseca, Sofia Major, Ana P Relvas
OBJECTIVE: The issues surrounding a patient's terminal phase of cancer and the imminent death of the individual represent a major family crisis affecting all its members. The goal of this study was to assess the prevalence of psychological morbidity in family caregivers of persons with terminal cancer in terms of psychological distress, depression, anxiety, somatization, and complicated anticipatory grief, and to determine which factors may influence these responses. METHOD: One hundred and twelve family caregivers of individuals with terminal cancer completed an assessment protocol comprising the Brief Symptom Inventory (depression, anxiety, somatization, and a computed score for global distress), the Marwit-Meuser Caregiver Grief Inventory - Short Form (anticipatory grief), the Family Inventory of Needs (importance and satisfaction of needs), and the Systemic Clinical Outcome Routine Evaluation -15 (family functioning)...
February 26, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644963/in-memoriam-jimmie-c-holland-md-1928-2017
#11
William Breitbart
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264744/a-qualitative-study-of-patient-and-provider-perspectives-on-using-web-based-pain-coping-skills-training-to-treat-persistent-cancer-pain
#12
Christine Rini, Maihan B Vu, Hannah Lerner, Catherine Bloom, Jessica Carda-Auten, William A Wood, Ethan M Basch, Peter M Voorhees, Katherine E Reeder-Hayes, Francis J Keefe
OBJECTIVE: Persistent pain is common and inadequately treated in cancer patients. Behavioral pain interventions are a recommended part of multimodal pain treatments, but they are underused in clinical care due to barriers such as a lack of the resources needed to deliver them in person and difficulties coordinating their use with clinical care. Pain coping skills training (PCST) is an evidence-based behavioral pain intervention traditionally delivered in person. Delivering this training via the web would increase access to it by addressing barriers that currently limit its use...
April 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455702/room-328
#13
Paul Rousseau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 19, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409563/dignity-in-cancer-patients-with-a-life-expectancy-of-a-few-weeks-implementation-of-the-factor-structure-of-the-patient-dignity-inventory-and-dignity-assessment-for-a-patient-centered-clinical-intervention-a-cross-sectional-study
#14
Andrea Bovero, Nader Alessandro Sedghi, Rossana Botto, Chiara Tosi, Valentina Ieraci, Riccardo Torta
OBJECTIVE: Hospice is a favored setting for dignity care. Studies on dignity dimension in end-of-life patients are growing. The Patient Dignity Inventory (PDI) is a tool that can lead to interesting information on dignity-related aspects of suffering. The study aimed to investigate dignity among end-of-life cancer patients, by examining the Italian version of the PDI factor structure and assessing the relationship between dignity and other patients' psychosocial and spiritual variables to improve a patient-centered clinical practice...
February 7, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397055/a-cross-sectional-pilot-study-of-compassion-fatigue-burnout-and-compassion-satisfaction-in-pediatric-palliative-care-providers-in-the-united-states
#15
Samuel M Kase, Elisha D Waldman, Andrea S Weintraub
OBJECTIVE: Compassion fatigue (CF) is secondary traumatic distress experienced by providers from contact with patients' suffering. Burnout (BO) is job-related distress resulting from uncontrollable workplace factors that manifest in career dissatisfaction. Compassion satisfaction (CS) is emotional fulfillment derived from caring for others. The literature on BO in healthcare providers is extensive, whereas CF and CS have not been comprehensively studied. Because of ongoing exposure to patient and family distress, pediatric palliative care (PPC) providers may be at particular risk for CF...
February 5, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397051/support-needs-of-caregivers-of-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-qualitative-study
#16
Jessica de Wit, Carin D Schröder, Julia El Mecky, Anita Beelen, Leonard H van den Berg, Johanna M A Visser-Meily
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the support needs of Dutch informal caregivers of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHOD: Individual semi-structured interviews were conducted with 21 caregivers of ALS patients. Audio-taped interviews were transcribed and data were analyzed thematically. Result A total of four global support needs emerged: "more personal time", "assistance in applying for resources", "counseling", and "peer contact"...
February 5, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444741/assessment-measures-in-palliative-care-the-risk-of-inflation-and-the-importance-of-listening-to-the-patient-s-story
#17
Gian Domenico Borasio, Emmanuel Tamchès
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386073/personalized-and-yet-standardized-an-informed-approach-to-the-integration-of-bereavement-care-in-pediatric-oncology-settings
#18
Lori Wiener, Abby R Rosenberg, Wendy G Lichtenthal, Julia Tager, Meaghann S Weaver
OBJECTIVE: The death of a child has been associated with adverse parental outcomes, including a heightened risk for psychological distress, poor physical health, loss of employment income, and diminished psychosocial well-being. Psychosocial standards of care for centers serving pediatric cancer patients recommend maintaining at least one meaningful contact between the healthcare team and bereaved parents to identify families at risk for negative psychosocial sequelae and to provide resources for bereavement support...
February 1, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780923/assessment-of-cognitive-function-in-patients-with-metastatic-cancer-are-we-using-the-right-tools
#19
Geana Paula Kurita, Marlene Sandvad, Lena Lundorff, Cibele Andrucioli De Mattos-Pimenta, Jette Højsted, Per Sjøgren
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at analyzing the validity and reliability of the continuous reaction time (CRT) test, the finger-tapping test (FTT), the Digit Span Test (DST), the Trail Making Test - part B (TMTB), and the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) in patients with metastatic cancer. METHOD: Eighty adult patients and 81 healthy controls were assessed between July of 2010 and November of 2015. The neuropsychological tests were analyzed regarding construct/discriminant/criterion validity and reliability...
February 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693631/palliative-care-education-in-latin-america-a-systematic-review-of-training-programs-for-healthcare-professionals
#20
Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Rosa Mertnoff, Cristina Lasmarias, Xavier Gómez-Batiste
OBJECTIVE: The integration of palliative care (PC) education into medical and nursing curricula has been identified as an international priority. PC education has undergone significant development in Latin America, but gaps in the integration of PC courses into undergraduate and postgraduate curricula remain. The aim of our review was to systematically examine the delivery of PC education in Latin America in order to explore the content and method of delivery of current PC programs, identify gaps in the availability of education opportunities, and document common barriers encountered in the course of their implementation...
February 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
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