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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708752/prevalence-of-burnout-in-health-professionals-working-in-palliative-care-a-systematic-review
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Vitor Parola, Adriana Coelho, Daniela Cardoso, Anna Sandgren, João Apóstolo
BACKGROUND: More than ever, the current increasing need for palliative care leads to health professionals providing this type of care which further leads to multiple challenges, and stressful and demanding situations. The multiple challenges of working in palliative care put health professionals working in this context at the risk of burnout. OBJECTIVES: To examine the evidence on the prevalence of burnout among health professionals working in palliative care. INCLUSION CRITERIA TYPES OF PARTICIPANTS: The current review included studies that encompass qualified health professionals working in palliative care, caring for patients 18 years of age or older...
July 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708751/use-of-non-pharmacological-interventions-for-comforting-patients-in-palliative-care-a-scoping-review
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Adriana Coelho, Vítor Parola, Daniela Cardoso, Miguel Escobar Bravo, João Apóstolo
BACKGROUND: Palliative care aims to provide the maximum possible comfort to people with advanced and incurable diseases. The use of non-pharmacological interventions to promote comfort in palliative care settings has been increasing.However, information on implemented and evaluated interventions, their characteristics, contexts of application, and population is scattered in the literature, hampering the formulation of accurate questions on the effectiveness of those interventions and, consequently, the development of a systematic review...
July 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700812/disparities-in-location-of-death-of-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer-a-longitudinal-population-study-in-california
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Nitya Rajeshuni, Emily E Johnston, Olga Saynina, Lee M Sanders, Lisa J Chamberlain
BACKGROUND: Patients with a terminal illness should have access to their chosen location of death. Cancer is the leading cause of non-accidental death among adolescents and young adults (AYAs; those aged 15-39 years). Although surveys have suggested that a majority of these patients prefer a home death, to the authors' knowledge, little is known regarding their barriers to accessing their preferred location of death. As a first step, the authors sought to determine, across a large population, 20-year trends in the location of death among AYA patients with cancer...
July 12, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692573/associations-of-hospice-disenrollment-and-hospitalization-with-continuous-home-care-provision
#4
Shi-Yi Wang, Weixiong Dang, Melissa D Aldridge, Maureen Canavan, Emily Cherlin, Elizabeth Bradley
OBJECTIVES: To examine rates of hospice disenrollment and posthospice hospitalization among patients who are enrolled in hospices that provide continuous home care (CHC) (CHC hospices) compared with patients who are enrolled in hospices that do not offer CHC (non-CHC hospices). METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study among Medicare fee-for-service decedents between July and December 2011, who were 66 years and older and had used hospice in their last 6 months of life...
July 7, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687558/seizure-management-in-children-requiring-palliative-care-a-review-of-current-practice
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Nicola Harris, Megumi Baba, Charlotte Mellor, Rebekah Rogers, Kirsty Taylor, Antonia Beringer, Peta Sharples
OBJECTIVES: Controlling seizures in children approaching death can be difficult, and there is a limited evidence base to guide best practice. We compared current practice against the guidance for seizure management produced by the Association of Paediatric Palliative Medicine (APPM). METHODS: Retrospective case note review of episodes of challenging seizure management in children receiving end-of-life care over a 10-year period (2006-2015) in the south-west region of England...
July 7, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686512/tracking-patients-in-community-based-palliative-care-through-the-centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services-healthcare-innovation-project
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Janet Bull, Arif H Kamal, Matthew Harker, Lindsay Bonsignore, John Morris, Lisa Massie, Parampal Singh Bhullar, Mark Hendrix, Deeana Bennett, Don Taylor
BACKGROUND: Although limited, the evidence base for Community Based Palliative Care (CBPC) has shown that it improves patient health outcomes, increases satisfaction, and decreases cost. Minimal data exist comparing points of entry into palliative care and patient transition outcomes. OBJECTIVES: In 2014, Four Seasons Compassion for Life was awarded a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Healthcare Innovation Award to expand an existing CBPC model into additional counties and to propose a new payment approach...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684928/end-of-life-transitions-and-hospice-utilization-for-adolescents-does-having-a-usual-source-of-care-matter
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Jessica Keim-Malpass, Lisa C Lindley
Adolescents with life-limiting illnesses have intensive end-of-life trajectories and could benefit from initiation of hospice services. The medical home model, which includes having a usual source of primary care, may help facilitate quality outcomes at the end-of-life for adolescents. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between having a usual source of primary care on hospice utilization and end-of-life transitions among adolescents between 15-20 years with a life-limiting illness. A retrospective cohort design used 2007-2010 California Medicaid claims data (n=585)...
August 2017: Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing: JHPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679815/increasing-veterans-hospice-use-the-veterans-health-administration-s-focus-on-improving-end-of-life-care
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Susan C Miller, Orna Intrator, Winifred Scott, Scott T Shreve, Ciaran S Phibbs, Bruce Kinosian, Richard M Allman, Thomas E Edes
In 2009 the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began a major, four-year investment in improving the quality of end-of-life care. The Comprehensive End of Life Care Initiative increased the numbers of VA medical center inpatient hospice units and palliative care staff members as well as the amount of palliative care training, quality monitoring, and community outreach. We divided male veterans ages sixty-six and older into categories based on their use of the VA and Medicare and examined whether the increases in their rates of hospice use in the last year of life differed from the concurrent increase among similar nonveterans enrolled in Medicare...
July 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679814/a-national-strategy-for-palliative-care
#9
Diane E Meier, Anthony L Back, Amy Berman, Susan D Block, Janet M Corrigan, R Sean Morrison
In 2014 the World Health Organization called for palliative care to be integrated as an essential element of the health care continuum. Yet in 2017 US palliative care services are found largely in hospitals, and hospice care, which is delivered primarily in the home, is limited to people who are dying soon. The majority of Americans with a serious illness are not dying; are living at home, in assisted living facilities, or in nursing homes; and have limited access to palliative care. Most health care providers lack knowledge about and skills in pain and symptom management, communication, and care coordination, and both the public and health professionals are only vaguely aware of the benefits of palliative care and how and when to access it...
July 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679805/medicare-beneficiaries-with-advanced-lung-cancer-experience-diverse-patterns-of-care-from-diagnosis-to-death
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Megan S Schuler, Nina R Joyce, Haiden A Huskamp, Elizabeth B Lamont, Laura A Hatfield
Characterizations of average end-of-life care for people with cancer can obscure important differences in patients' experiences. Using Medicare claims data for 14,257 patients diagnosed with extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer in the period 1995-2009, we used latent class analysis to identify classes of people with different care patterns. We characterized care trajectories from diagnosis to death using time spent in five care settings-home, hospital inpatient unit (acute), hospital intensive care unit (ICU), postacute skilled nursing facility, and hospice-and transitions across these settings...
July 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678674/a-review-on-community-based-knowledge-transfer-and-exchange-kte-initiatives-for-promoting-well-being-in-older-adults
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M Anum Syed, Aynsley Moorhouse, Lynn McDonald, Sander L Hitzig
Knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) processes can facilitate evidence-informed community-based care for seniors, but understanding effective KTE in gerontology is limited. A scoping review was conducted to evaluate the current state of KTE in the community-based sector for seniors. Twelve articles met the inclusion criteria, which addressed a broad variety of topics including caregiving, elder abuse, falls prevention, home-rehabilitation, hospice and dementia care. Studies evaluated KTE practices (n = 8), developed a KTE intervention (n = 3), or explored research uptake (n = 1)...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Evidence-informed Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676293/attitudes-toward-advance-directives-among-patients-and-their-family-members-in-china
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Lin Kang, Xiao-Hong Liu, Jing Zhang, Pei-Yan Shan, Jie-Ping Wang, Ping Zhong, Xiao-Hong Du, Yu-Feng Du, Bao-Cheng Yu, Nan Wei, Hui-Ling Lou, Ou Bian, Huai-Hong Chen, Fan Lin, Hong-Lian Zhou, Wen He, Huai-Cong Long, Lu-Rong Hong, Hui Su, Jun-Nan Yang, Yong-Liang Jiang, Ye Shi, Jing Ning, Fang Liang, Zhong Wang, Ting Gong, Ming-Lei Zhu, Xiao-Hong Ning, Zhi-Jun Chen, Liang-Kung Chen
OBJECTIVES: Chinese people are generally unfamiliar with the concept of advance care planning or advance directives (ACP/ADs), which raises dilemmas in life-support choice and can even affect clinical decision making. To understand and address the issues involved better, we investigated the awareness of ACP/ADs in China, as well as people's attitudes toward medical autonomy and end-of-life care. DESIGN: A multicenter cross-sectional survey, conducted from August 1 to December 31, 2016...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674754/issues-related-to-family-history-of-cancer-at-the-end-of-life-a-palliative-care-providers-survey
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Catherine Gonthier, Sylvie Pelletier, Pierre Gagnon, Ana Marin, Jocelyne Chiquette, Bruno Gagnon, Louis Roy, Jude Emmanuel Cléophat, Yann Joly, Michel Dorval
Addressing the concerns of end-of-life patients or their relatives about their family history of cancer could benefit patients and family members. Little is known about how palliative care providers respond to these concerns. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess palliative care providers' knowledge about familial and hereditary cancers and explore their exposure to patients' and relatives' concerns about their family history of cancer, and their self-perceived ability to deal with such concerns. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in the Quebec City (Canada) catchment area among palliative care professionals...
July 3, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673300/volunteer-navigation-partnerships-piloting-a-compassionate-community-approach-to-early-palliative-care
#14
Barbara Pesut, Wendy Duggleby, Grace Warner, Konrad Fassbender, Elisabeth Antifeau, Brenda Hooper, Madeleine Greig, Kelli Sullivan
BACKGROUND: A compassionate community approach to palliative care provides important rationale for building community-based hospice volunteer capacity. In this project, we piloted one such capacity-building model in which volunteers and a nurse partnered to provide navigation support beginning in the early palliative phase for adults living in community. The goal was to improve quality of life by developing independence, engagement, and community connections. METHODS: Volunteers received navigation training through a three-day workshop and then conducted in-home visits with clients living with advanced chronic illness over one year...
July 3, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667041/placental-fetal-thrombotic-vasculopathy-occurring-in-association-with-megacystis-microcolon-intestinal-hypoperistalsis-syndrome-a-case-report
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Anneliese Vélez-Pérez, Pamela Younes, Nina Tatevian
Megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS) is a rare disease of functional obstruction affecting the bladder and intestines, characterized by a markedly distended bladder, microcolon, and decreased or absent intestinal peristalsis. Afflicted neonates have very poor prognosis, usually with fatal outcomes in first days to months of life. Placental fetal thrombotic vasculopathy (FTV) is a thrombo-occlusive disorder of the chorionic plate and fetal circulation. Herein, we describe an undocumented association of MMIHS and placental FTV...
May 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665744/if-we-don-t-ask-our-patients-might-never-tell-the-impact-of-the-routine-use-of-a-patient-values-assessment
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J Russell Hoverman, Cynthia Taniguchi, Kathryn Eagye, Sabrina Mikan, Angela Kalisiak, Susan Ash-Lee, Rhonda Henschel
PURPOSE: Good communication can be associated with better end-of-life outcomes. The US Oncology Network developed and tested a Values Assessment (VA) for facilitating advance care planning (ACP). The results of the first 1,268 patients are reported. METHODS: The VA consists of 10 questions of the format "How valuable is it to me to…" (eg, "...know that I am not a burden to my family, friends, or helpers?"). Responses were on a four-point scale from unsure to very valuable...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663341/determinants-of-hospital-death-in-haematological-cancers-findings-from-a-qualitative-study
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Dorothy McCaughan, Eve Roman, Alexandra G Smith, Anne Garry, Miriam Johnson, Russell Patmore, Martin Howard, Debra A Howell
OBJECTIVES: Current UK health policy promotes enabling people to die in a place they choose, which for most is home. Despite this, patients with haematological malignancies (leukaemias, lymphomas and myeloma) are more likely to die in hospital than those with other cancers, and this is often considered a reflection of poor quality end-of-life care. This study aimed to explore the experiences of clinicians and relatives to determine why hospital deaths predominate in these diseases. METHODS: The study was set within the Haematological Malignancy Research Network (HMRN-www...
June 29, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660841/the-care-experiences-of-patients-who-die-in-residential-hospice-a-qualitative-analysis-of-the-last-three-months-of-life-from-the-views-of-bereaved-caregivers
#18
Daryl Bainbridge, Mohanna Giruparajah, Hanyan Zou, Hsien Seow
OBJECTIVE: Despite the increasing prominence of residential hospices as a place of death and that, in many regards, this specialized care represents a gold standard, little is known about the care experience in this setting. Using qualitative survey data, we examined the positive and negative perceptions of care in hospices and in other prior settings. METHOD: Qualitative comments were extracted from the CaregiverVoice survey completed by bereaved caregivers of decedents who had died in 16 residential hospices in Ontario, Canada...
June 29, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658834/a-case-of-a-rapidly-enlarging-neck-mass-with-airway-compromise
#19
Libardo Rueda Prada, Venkata Sandeep Koripalli, Cesar Luis Merino, Ilmana Fulger
Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma (ATC) is one of the most lethal tumours in humans, extremely rare in occurrence and very aggressive in nature. We hereby present a rare case of ATC with airway compromise. A 66-year-old male, presented complaining of a non-tender anterior neck mass rapidly increasing in size associated with dry cough, hoarseness and voice changes. Imaging studies revealed a large heterogeneous centrally necrotic lobulated left thyroid mass with metastatic lymph nodes and rightward tracheal deviation...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658513/the-role-of-hospice-in-the-transition-from-hospital-to-home-for-technology-dependent-children-a-qualitative-study
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Jayne Price, Sharon McCloskey, Kevin Brazil
AIM: This paper reports on parent and professional perspectives of step down care in assisting the transition from hospital to home, within one children's hospice in a constituent country of the United Kingdom. BACKGROUND: In recent years increasing numbers of children dependent on long term assisted ventilation have been noted. Meeting the complex physical, emotional and social needs of the child and family is challenging. Many of these children spend extended periods in hospital even when medically stable...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
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