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Jarred B McAteer, Sydney Danda, Tonderai Nhende, Paul Manamike, Tonderai Parayiwa, Andrew Tarupihwa, Ottias Tapfumanei, Portia Manangazira, Gibson Mhlanga, Daniela B Garone, Andrea Martinsen, Rachael D Aubert, William Davis, Rupa Narra, Shirish Balachandra, Beth A Tippett Barr, Eric Mintz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Suzanne Rainsford, Christine B Phillips, Nicholas J Glasgow, Roderick D MacLeod, Robert B Wiles
Residential aged care (RAC) is a significant provider of end-of-life care for people aged 65 years and older. Rural residents perceive themselves as different to their urban counterparts. Most studies describing place of death (PoD) in RAC are quantitative and reflect an urban voice. Using a mixed-methods design, this paper examines the PoD of 80 RAC residents (15 short-stay residents who died in RAC during respite or during an attempted step-down transition from hospital to home, and 65 permanent residents), within the rural Snowy Monaro region, Australia, who died between 1 February 2015 and 31 May 2016...
May 16, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
Samar M Aoun, Lauren J Breen, Ishta White, Bruce Rumbold, Allan Kellehear
AIMS: To determine who provides bereavement support in the community, what sources are perceived to be the most or least helpful and for what reason, and to identify the empirical elements for optimal support in developing any future compassionate communities approach in palliative care. DESIGN: A population-based cross-sectional investigation of bereavement experiences. Sources of support (informal, community and professional) were categorised according to the Public Health Model of Bereavement Support; most helpful reasons were categorised using the Social Provisions Scale, and least helpful were analysed using inductive content analysis...
May 1, 2018: Palliative Medicine
Diane Laverty, Jo Wilson, Marie Cooper
Despite UK national guidance on care after death, it is clear that the bereaved family can experience distress while waiting for the patient's death to be verified. This distress can escalate if there is a delay in verification. Anecdotally, such delays particularly occur out of hours and in community settings. Verification of death is a clinical task and an act of care whereby the identity of the person and death is confirmed. In addition, the subsequent providers of care to the deceased, such as families, mortuary teams, funeral directors and cremation services, have their health and safety protected by the provision of pertinent patient-specific information, for instance, infection risk and implantable devices, within the bounds of confidentiality...
April 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
Emmanuelle Sylvestre, Guillaume Bouzille, Mathias Breton, Marc Cuggia, Boris Campillo-Gimenez
The aim of this study was to develop a methodology to link mortality data from Internet sources with administrative data from electronic health records and to assess the performance of different record linkage methods. We extracted the electronic health records of all adult patients hospitalized at Rennes comprehensive cancer center between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2015 and separated them in two groups (training and test set). We also extracted all available online obituaries from the most exhaustive French funeral home website using web scraping techniques...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Ned Stafford
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April 19, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Joshua Campbell, Nasur Buyinza, Joshua Hauser
BACKGROUND: Since its beginning in 1993, Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU) has become a leader in palliative care in Africa. Despite this, there remains a sparsity of research elucidating the priorities of patients in their care at the end of life. This study aimed to identify those priorities in three groups: patients with life-limiting illness, their caregivers, and their healthcare providers at HAU, and thus to identify differences in what these groups find important in the last month of life...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
Thomas Kania, Melissa Schafer, Amy E Caruso Brown, Robert S Olick, John D Lantos
What should physicians do when an adolescent wishes to risk his physical health and leave the hospital to attend the funeral of his late father? What if the young man's mother, and only remaining guardian, both supports and encourages such a decision? In this Ethics Rounds discussion, we examine the legality, morality, and safety of discharging a minor under such conditions.
April 6, 2018: Pediatrics
Yosikazu Nakamura, Yuri Matsubara, Teppei Sasahara, Takao Kojo, Ryusuke Ae, Yasuko Aoyama, Nobuko Makino, Soichi Koike, Shizukiyo Ishikawa
Objectives To reveal the features of death and subsequent funeral services, we analyzed self-reported obituaries in The Shimotsuke, a local daily newspaper in Tochigi, Japan. In addition, the usefulness and disadvantages of such a database of deaths based on the obituaries were discussed.Method For a 5-year period, from January 2011 through December 2015, all the obituary columns in The Shimotsuke were computerized as a database and analyzed. Some results were compared with the vital statistics data in the corresponding period of time...
2018: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
Irina Kinchin, Christopher M Doran
Suicide is the leading cause of death among Australians between 15 and 24 years of age. This study seeks to estimate the economic cost of youth suicide (15–24 years old) for Australia using 2014 as a reference year. The main outcome measure is monetized burden of youth suicide. Costs, in 2014 AU$, are measured and valued as direct costs, such as coronial inquiry, police, ambulance, and funeral expenses; indirect costs, such as lost economic productivity; and intangible costs, such as bereavement. In 2014, 307 young Australians lost their lives to suicide (82 females and 225 males)...
April 4, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Nazzareno Gabrielli
The restoration of the funeral monument of Innocent VIII (Giovan-Battista Cibo, 1484-1492) was executed by Sante Guido with the support of the Knights of Columbus. The praiseworthy intervention aimed at restoring the monument from polluting aerodynamic agents has at the same time enabled a careful study of the work regarding, above all, the authenticity of the current coloring in relation to the original presentation intended by Antonio del Pollaiolo. In particular, an attempt has been made to uncover the historical vicissitudes of the work: from its realization to the present restoration...
April 3, 2018: Natural Product Research
Yoram Unguru
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March 30, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Pamela Holzlöhner, Monique Butze, Natalia Maier, Nicole Hebel, Erik Schliebs, Burkhard Micheel, Jonas Füner, Gabriele Heidicke, Katja Hanack
Camelids possess antibodies with a conventional four-chain structure consisting of two heavy and two light chains (of subclass IgG1) but further they also generate heavy-chain only antibodies (of subclass IgG2 and 3) which are fully functional in antigen binding. In this study subclass-specific murine monoclonal antibodies specific to conventional camelid IgG1 and heavy-chain only IgG2/3 were generated and validated for the use as potent secondary detection reagents. The monoclonal antibodies are able to differentiate between all camelid IgGs, conventional four-chain camelid antibodies (of subclass IgG1) and exclusively heavy chain-only antibodies (of subclasses IgG2 and IgG3)...
March 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
Idil Aksoz-Efe, Ozgur Erdur-Baker, Heather Servaty-Seib
Grief following a death loss is a common experience that all individuals face at some point in life. There, however, are only a few in-depth studies regarding grief in cultures around the world and specific roles that rituals and beliefs related to death may have in the grieving process. Results of interview data from eight grieving Turkish women revealed three themes: (a) metaphors of loss, (b) funeral rituals, and (c) rituals in relation to control and personal factors. Overall, participants' sense of control appeared to influence their grief experiences and perceptions of rituals...
January 17, 2018: Death Studies
Benson Oduor Ojwang
The region inhabited by the Luo ethnic group in Kenya is disease endemic. However, disease awareness initiatives register low acceptance due to the sociocultural images of disease and illness conceptualized in the local Dholuo language in ways that may contradict modern biomedical knowledge and practice. This article evaluates the sociocultural basis of encoding descriptions of disease in the Luo indigenous knowledge system and their implications for modern medical practice. The methodology entailed use of qualitative interviews of purposively sampled Dholuo-speaking patient escorts in a provincial referral hospital...
February 2018: Qualitative Health Research
Barbara Burmen, Joseph O Mogunde, Daniel Po Kwaro
BACKGROUND: The delivery of public health policies may be in conflict with individualism. OBJECTIVES: To propose measures to ethically provide routine HIV testing services to persons visiting a funeral home. RESEARCH DESIGN: A document analysis of study documents and presentations made to an institutional review board. Participants and research context: Institutional review board members (both lay and professionals) and Study investigators attending an `open session' where study investigators were invited to elaborate on some study procedures...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
Fatima Rodriguez, Katherine G Hastings, Jiaqi Hu, Lenny Lopez, Mark Cullen, Robert A Harrington, Latha P Palaniappan
BACKGROUND: Hispanic persons represent a heterogeneous and growing population of any race with origins in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, or other Spanish-speaking countries. Previous studies have documented variation in cardiovascular risk and outcomes among Hispanic subgroups. Few studies have investigated whether these patterns vary by nativity status among Hispanic subgroups. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used the National Center for Health Statistics mortality file to compare deaths of Hispanic (n=1 258 229) and non-Hispanic white (n=18 149 774) adults (aged ≥25 years) from 2003 to 2012...
December 13, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
Hélio Afonso Ghizoni Teive, Paula Marques, Francisco Manoel Branco Germiniani, Olivier Walusinski
Jean-Martin Charcot, the founder of modern neurology and leading figure in international neurology in the 19th century, died on August 16, 1893, in the province of Morvan in the French countryside, at the age of 67. The funeral service was held in Paris at the La Salpêtrière Hospital, and Charcot was buried in Montmartre cemetery in the same city.
November 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
Sherry L Murphy, Jiaquan Xu, Kenneth D Kochanek, Sally C Curtin, Elizabeth Arias
Objectives-This report presents final 2015 data on U.S. deaths, death rates, life expectancy, infant mortality, and trends, by selected characteristics such as age, sex, Hispanic origin and race, state of residence, and cause of death. Methods-Information reported on death certificates, which are completed by funeral directors, attending physicians, medical examiners, and coroners, is presented in descriptive tabulations. The original records are filed in state registration offices. Statistical information is compiled in a national database through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program of the National Center for Health Statistics...
November 2017: National Vital Statistics Reports
Virginia R Beard, William C Burger
As a result of recent economic changes in the United States and cultural changes among the population, the funeral industry has experienced a "legitimation crisis." The objective of this research is to examine new advertising and marketing strategies engaged in by professionals in the funeral industry to respond to market and cultural changes that have affected both the funeral industry at large and the role of the funeral director as a participant in this industry. A meta-analysis of articles from issues of the industry trade journal American Funeral Director for the years 2008 through 2015 was conducted...
January 1, 2017: Omega
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