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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646457/national-survey-among-radiation-oncology-residents-related-to-their-needs-in-geriatric-oncology
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Rachel Leifer, Bonnie Bristow, Martine Puts, Shabbir Alibhai, Xingshan Cao, Barbara-Ann Millar, Meredith Giuliani, Tina Hsu, Maureen Trudeau, Rajin Mehta, Ines Menjak, Mireille Norris, Barbara Liu, Francois Gallant, Ewa Szumacher
Currently, there is no formal curriculum addressing geriatric oncology within Canadian radiation oncology (RO) residency programs. Knowledge related to geriatric medicine may help radiation oncologists modify RT based on frailty status and geriatric considerations. Understanding specific learning needs allow program coordinators to align the current curriculum with residents' geriatric oncology learning needs. The purpose of this study is to determine the geriatric oncology educational needs of the Canadian RO residents and to inform Canadian RO residency training...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644748/paediatric-palliative-medicine-2nd-ed
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Roger Woodruff
Editor's Note The journal is delighted to continue a collaboration with the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) in publication of book reviews relevant to symptom control in advanced disease. These reviews are adapted from the work of Roger Woodruff, MD, FRACP, FAChPM, an internationally recognized oncologist and palliative care specialist physician from Australia. Dr. Woodruff's reviews appear concurrently or did so previously in the IAHPC Newsletter, which is accessible through the IAHPC Web site: http://hospicecare...
June 2017: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644746/conversations-on-dying-a-palliative-care-pioneer-faces-his-own-death
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Roger Woodruff
Editor's Note The journal is delighted to continue a collaboration with the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) in publication of book reviews relevant to symptom control in advanced disease. These reviews are adapted from the work of Roger Woodruff, MD, FRACP, FAChPM, an internationally recognized oncologist and palliative care specialist physician from Australia. Dr. Woodruff's reviews appear concurrently or did so previously in the IAHPC Newsletter, which is accessible through the IAHPC Web site: http://hospicecare...
June 2017: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644706/advance-care-planning-and-palliative-care-integration-for-patients-undergoing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Winnie S Wang, Joseph D Ma, Sandahl H Nelson, Carolyn Revta, Gary T Buckholz, Carolyn M Mulroney, Eric J Roeland
PURPOSE: Advance care planning (ACP) in hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) is challenging, given the potential for cure despite increased morbidity and mortality risk.The aim of this study was to evaluate ACP and palliative care (PC) integration for patients who underwent HSCT. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted and data were extracted from electronic medical records of patients who underwent HSCT between January 2011 and December 2015. Patients who received more than one transplant and who were younger than 18 years of age were excluded...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639084/early-palliative-care-for-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-is-it-really-so-difficult-to-achieve
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REVIEW
Thomas W LeBlanc, Eric J Roeland, Areej El-Jawahri
Evidence points to many benefits of "early palliative care," the provision of specialist palliative care services upstream from the end of life, to improve patients' quality of life while living with a serious illness. Yet most trials of early palliative care have not included patients with hematologic malignancies. Unfortunately, patients with hematologic malignancies are also known to have substantial illness burden, poor quality of life, and aggressive care at the end of life, including a greater likelihood of dying in the hospital, receiving chemotherapy at the end of life, and low hospice utilization, compared to patients with solid tumors...
June 21, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631493/awareness-and-misperceptions-of-hospice-and-palliative-care-a-population-based-survey-study
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Ariel Shalev, Veerawat Phongtankuel, Elissa Kozlov, Megan Johnson Shen, Ronald D Adelman, M C Reid
BACKGROUND: Despite the documented benefits of palliative and hospice care on improving patients' quality of life, these services remain underutilized. Multiple factors limit the utilization of these services, including patients' and caregivers' lack of knowledge and misperceptions. OBJECTIVES: To examine palliative and hospice care awareness, misperceptions, and receptivity among community-dwelling adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: New York State residents ≥18 years old who participated in the 2016 Empire State Poll...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627303/the-surprise-question-in-paediatric-palliative-care-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Kimberley Burke, Lucy Helen Coombes, Antoinette Menezes, Anna-Karenia Anderson
BACKGROUND: The question 'would you be surprised if this patient died in the next 12-months' is widely used for identifying adult patients in the last year of life. However, this has not yet been studied in children. AIM: To assess the prognostic accuracy of the surprise question when used by a multidisciplinary team to predict survival outcomes of children with life-limiting conditions over a 3 and 12 month period. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study...
June 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623155/care-toward-the-end-of-life-in-older-populations-and-its-implementation-facilitators-and-barriers-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Diane Erin Threapleton, Roger Y Chung, Samuel Y S Wong, Eliza L Y Wong, Nicole Kiang, Patsy Y K Chau, Jean Woo, Vincent C H Chung, Eng Kiong Yeoh
PURPOSE: To inform health system improvements for care of elderly populations approaching the end of life (EOL) by identifying important elements of care and implementation barriers and facilitators. DESIGN: A scoping review was carried out to identify key themes in EOL care. Articles were identified from MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library, organizational websites, and internet searches. Eligible publications included reviews, reports, and policy documents published between 2005 and 2016...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622348/factors-influencing-practitioner-adoption-of-carer-led-assessment-in-palliative-homecare-a-qualitative-study-of-the-use-of-the-carer-support-needs-assessment-tool-csnat
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Lynn Austin, Gail Ewing, Gunn Grande
INTRODUCTION: Informal caregivers play a pivotal role in supporting patients approaching the end of life. The Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) is designed to facilitate person-centred assessment and support through a process that is practitioner-facilitated, but carer-led. This study explored practitioners' experiences of implementing the CSNAT in palliative homecare. METHODS: We conducted qualitative interviews/focus groups with 20 practitioners in one UK hospice homecare service (18 nurses, two healthcare assistants) before and after the implementation of the CSNAT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615954/response-to-lipuma-and-demarco-s-article-on-hastening-death
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REVIEW
Julia Zenz
The paper "Palliative care and patient autonomy: moving beyond prohibitions against hastening death" by LiPuma and DeMarco deals with an aspect of end of life care which is the source of considerable disagreement. It is important to emphasize that autonomy is not the unique feature for end of life care. There is always a medical and ethical commitment to care, i.e. beneficence and nonmaleficence. All of these aspects have to be taken into account when treating patients at the very end of life. There is considerable scientific proof indicating that most patients and families can experience a death in dignity when being cared for in palliative care or hospice units...
2017: Health Services Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610510/around-the-world
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1. Third International Conference on Palliative Care and Hospice Nursing 21-22 June, Philadelphia, US tinyurl.com/palliative-hospice-nursing.
June 14, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610431/palliative-care-experience-in-the-last-3-months-of-life-a-quantitative-comparison-of-care-provided-in-residential-hospices-hospitals-and-the-home-from-the-perspectives-of-bereaved-caregivers
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Daryl Bainbridge, Hsien Seow
OBJECTIVE: This study captured the end-of-life care experiences across various settings from bereaved caregivers of individuals who died in residential hospice. METHODS: A retrospective, observational design using the CaregiverVoice survey with bereaved caregivers of patients in 22 hospices in Ontario, Canada. The survey assessed various dimensions of the patient's care experiences across multiple care settings in the last 3 months of life. RESULTS: A total of 1153 caregivers responded to the survey (44% response rate)...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604196/many-people-still-fear-child-illness
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(no author information available yet)
One in four people show a 'worrying' lack of understanding about children's hospices and palliative care, a survey shows.
June 12, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602938/-let-s-bring-her-home-first-patient-characteristics-and-place-of-death-in-specialized-pediatric-palliative-home-care
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Hans Ulrich Bender, Martin Bernhard Riester, Gian Domenico Borasio, Monika Führer
CONTEXT: Specialized pediatric palliative home care (SPPHC) is the main pediatric palliative care structure in Germany. Detailed data on patient characteristics and care are sparse. Describing this population in terms of diagnoses and care needs is essential for further development of palliative care services for these patients. OBJECTIVES: We asked whether the population at our center (i) was representative compared with national mortality statistics; (ii) showed differences in the clinical course among the four diagnostic categories established by the Association for Children with Terminal Conditions/Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (ACT/RCPCH), and (iii) was different to published populations in pediatric palliative care regarding diagnoses, care and place of death...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602119/improving-the-quality-of-end-of-life-care-in-pediatric-oncology-patients-through-the-early-implementation-of-palliative-care
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Lauren Ranallo
Providing end-of-life care to children with cancer is most ideally achieved by initiating palliative care at the time of diagnosis, advocating for supportive care throughout the treatment trajectory, and implementing hospice care during the terminal phase. The guiding principles behind offering palliative care to pediatric oncology patients are the prioritization of providing holistic care and management of disease-based symptoms. Pediatric hematology-oncology nurses and clinicians have a unique responsibility to support the patient and family unit and foster a sense of hope, while also preparing the family for the prognosis and a challenging treatment trajectory that could result in the child's death...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590165/the-complex-relationship-between-household-income-of-family-caregivers-access-to-palliative-care-services-and-place-of-death-a-national-household-population-survey
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Miriam J Johnson, Victoria Allgar, Hong Chen, Laurie Dunn, Una Macleod, David C Currow
BACKGROUND: Previous work shows that more affluent patients with cancer are more likely to die at home, whereas those dying from non-cancer conditions are more likely to die in hospital. Family caregivers are an important factor in determining place of death. AIM: To investigate associations between family caregivers' household income, patients' access to specialist palliative care and place of patients' death, by level of personal end-of-life care. DESIGN: A cross-sectional community household population survey...
June 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590157/pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-of-focused-narrative-intervention-for-moderate-to-severe-depression-in-palliative-care-patients-discern-trial
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Mari Lloyd-Williams, Christopher Shiels, Jacqueline Ellis, Katharine Abba, Edward Gaynor, Kenneth Wilson, Christopher Dowrick
BACKGROUND: Depression is poorly detected and sub-optimally managed in palliative care patients, and few trials of psychosocial interventions have been carried out in this group of patients. AIMS: A pilot trial to determine the effect of a focused narrative intervention on depression in palliative care patients when used in addition to usual care. DESIGN: Patients scoring 10 or higher on Patient Health Questionnaire-9 randomised to focused narrative intervention in addition to usual care or usual care only and followed up at 2, 4 and 6 weeks...
June 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590153/is-it-acceptable-to-video-record-palliative-care-consultations-for-research-and-training-purposes-a-qualitative-interview-study-exploring-the-views-of-hospice-patients-carers-and-clinical-staff
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Marco Pino, Ruth Parry, Luke Feathers, Christina Faull
BACKGROUND: Research using video recordings can advance understanding of healthcare communication and improve care, but making and using video recordings carries risks. AIM: To explore views of hospice patients, carers and clinical staff about whether videoing patient-doctor consultations is acceptable for research and training purposes. DESIGN: We used semi-structured group and individual interviews to gather hospice patients, carers and clinical staff views...
February 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589829/royal-trinity-hospice
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Royal Trinity Hospice in south London has developed an app to help patients and carers navigate palliative care and access the support available to them.
June 7, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580642/underreported-use-of-palliative-care-and-patient-reported-outcome-measures-to-address-reduced-quality-of-life-in-calciphylaxis-patients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
C A Riemer, R A El-Azhary, K L Wu, J J Strand, J S Lehman
Calciphylaxis is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Palliative care (PC) is a subspecialty that treats the pain and stress of serious illness. We performed a systematic review to assess whether quality of life (QoL) indices and the role of palliative care have been studied in calciphylaxis patients. We hypothesize PC services are underutilized to address reduced QoL in calciphylaxis. Several databases were searched from inception to October 2016 according to modified PRISMA criteria. We searched for papers about calciphylaxis that mentioned the symptoms and supportive needs of patients, QoL or outcome measures to report symptom severity, and the involvement of PC...
June 5, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
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