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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215750/organizational-capacities-for-residential-care-homes-for-the-elderly-to-provide-culturally-appropriate-end-of-life-care-for-chinese-elders-and-their-families
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Sui-Ting Kong, Christine Meng-Sang Fang, Vivian Weiqun Lou
Developing culturally appropriate end-of-life care for Chinese elderly and families is not an endemic challenge for Hong Kong, but that of the Western countries with a noticeable trend of rising Chinese population. The particular development of Hong Kong healthcare system, which is currently the major provider of end-of-life care, makes Hong Kong a fruitful case for understanding the confluence of the West and the East cultures in end-of-life care practices. This study therefore aims at building our best practice to enhance the capacity of residential care homes in providing culturally appropriate end-of-life care...
January 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214237/knowledge-attitudes-and-preferences-of-advance-decisions-end-of-life-care-and-place-of-care-and-death-in-hong-kong-a%C3%A2-population-based-telephone-survey-of-1067-adults
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Roger Yat-Nork Chung, Eliza Lai-Yi Wong, Nicole Kiang, Patsy Yuen-Kwan Chau, Janice Y C Lau, Samuel Yeung-Shan Wong, Eng-Kiong Yeoh, Jean W Woo
OBJECTIVES: According to the 2015 Quality of Death Index published by the Intelligence Unit of the Economist, Hong Kong is ranked 22nd in terms of quality of palliative care in the world, behind many other major developed countries in Asia, including Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea. The objectives of the present study were to describe the knowledge, attitude, and preferences of the general Hong Kong adult population across different age groups regarding end-of-life (EOL) care decisions, place of care and death, as well as advance directive (AD)...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195841/multiple-perspectives-of-symptoms-and-suffering-at-end-of-life-in-the-nicu
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Emily L Shultz, Mary Switala, Adrien M Winning, Madelaine C Keim, Amy E Baughcum, Cynthia A Gerhardt, Christine A Fortney
BACKGROUND: Despite technological advances in the neonatal intensive care unit, not all infants survive. Limited research has focused on infants' symptoms and suffering at end of life (EOL) from multiple perspectives. PURPOSE: To compare retrospective parent report and electronic medical record (EMR) documentation of symptoms and to examine associations with parent perceptions of infants suffering at EOL. METHODS/SEARCH STRATEGY: Bereaved parents of 40 infants (40 mothers and 27 fathers) retrospectively reported on their perceptions of infant symptoms and suffering during the last week of life...
February 13, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186835/preparing-pediatric-healthcare-professionals-for-end-of-life-care-discussions-an-exploratory-study
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Amanda Henderson, Jeanine Young, Anthony Herbert, Natalie Bradford, Lee-Anne Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Preparedness to initiate end-of-life (EoL) discussions is a confronting and daunting task for all healthcare professionals. We conducted a group interview to explore healthcare professionals' experiences of preparing for EoL discussions with the patient and their family in a pediatric context. AIM: To identify what pediatric healthcare professionals consider important when preparing for an EoL discussion. METHODS: A qualitative design using a group interview...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183783/problems-with-precision-and-neutrality-in-eol-preference-elicitation
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Yael Schenker, Robert Arnold
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177857/end-of-life-care-in-nunavik-quebec-inuit-experiences-current-realities-and-ways-forward
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Shawn Renee Hordyk, Mary Ellen Macdonald, Paul Brassard
BACKGROUND: Increasing longevity for Inuit living in Nunavik, northern Quebec, has resulted in heightened rates of cancers and chronic diseases necessitating complex treatments. Consequently, end-of-life (EOL) care, once the domain of Inuit families and communities, has come to include professionalized healthcare providers with varying degrees of awareness of factors to consider in providing care to Inuit populations. OBJECTIVE: To better understand the factors shaping EOL care in Nunavik to support the development of a sustainable model of care...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174213/advanced-and-end-of-life-care-cautionary-suggestions
#7
F M Kamm
This article consider some clinical and population level approaches to advanced care of chronic conditions and end of life care. One approach aims to follow patient values and preferences about acceptable end of life (EOL) as elicited by questionnaires. The grounds for emphasising patients' preferences and the adequacy of the questionnaires are examined. Other approaches involve additional aims such as meeting patient and family members needs, providing information, cost effectiveness and satisfying professionals' preferences for a certain type of EOL experience...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174085/the-effect-of-p-nitrophenol-toward-the-structural-characteristics-and-antioxidant-activity-of-oil-palm-fronds-opf-lignin-polymers
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Nurul Atiqah Sa'don, Afidah Abdul Rahim, M Hazwan Hussin
This article reports on the structural characteristics and antioxidant activity of unmodified autohydrolyzed ethanol organosolv lignin (AH EOL) extracted from oil palm fronds (OPF) and modified autohydrolyzed ethanol organosolv lignin via incorporation of p-nitrophenol (AHNP EOL). The isolated lignin were analyzed by FTIR, (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy, 2D NMR; HSQC and HMBC, CHN analysis, molecular weight distribution using GPC analyzer, thermal analysis; TGA and DSC. The chemical modification by utilizing an organic scavenger during delignification process provided smaller lignin fragments and enhanced the solubility of lignin by reducing its hydrophobicity properties...
February 4, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173936/left-sided-early-onset-colorectal-carcinomas-a-sporadic-neoplasm-with-aggressive-behavior
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Emanuela Pilozzi, Laura Lorenzon, Simone Lo Baido, Mario Ferri, Enrico Duranti, Flavio Fochetti, Paolo Mercantini, Giovanni Ramacciato, Genoveffa Balducci, Luigi Ruco
BACKGROUND: Early onset (≤50y) colorectal carcinomas (EO-CRCs) are increasing in incidence according to epidemiological data. We investigated clinical-pathological, molecular features and outcomes of 62 left sided EO-CRCs (EOLS-CRCs) and compared them to a group of late onset (≥65) LS-CRCs (LOLS-CRCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Samples were evaluated for pathological features and microsatellite instability (MSI). Overall survival (OS), disease free survival (DFS) and disease specific survival were evaluated in both groups...
January 31, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173792/microscopic-identification-and-in-vitro-activity-of-agastache-rugosa-fisch-et-mey-from-xinjiang-china
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Haiyan Gong, Shaoyu Li, Lijuan He, Rena Kasimu
BACKGROUND: Agastache rugosa is well-known as a common traditional Chinese medicine, which have relieving summer-heat, analgesic and antipyretic effects, have long been used as folkloristic remedy in the treatment of several infectious diseases, anti-inflammatory, and for its antibacterial properties. Considering the lack of available data on the morphology, anatomy and in vitro activity of A. rugosa, the goal of the present study was to carry out the microscopic identification of its aerial parts and in vitro activity research as a contribution to the quality control and reasonable utilization involving A...
February 7, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156659/novel-tool-utilized-as-a-trigger-for-advance-care-planning-in-hospitalized-oncology-patients
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Sandhya Rao, Diane Sarnacki, Alexandra Dobie, Karla Damus, Gretchen Gignac
: 22 Background: Study Purpose: reduce inpatient oncology readmissions; determine if there is a need to standardize trigger for Advance Care Planning in the inpatient oncology population. METHODS: Investigational Quality Improvement Study January-June 2014. Retrospective chart review of oncology readmissions on the BMC Hematology and Oncology service during a 6 month period, January-June 2013 (N = 68). Data abstracted included: demographics (age, race/ethnicity, primary language, education, marital status, ECOG); type and stage of cancer; type of consults (palliative, spiritual, social services, integrative, PT/OT, hospice, visiting nurse)...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156634/randomized-trial-of-early-integrated-palliative-and-oncology-care
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Areej El-Jawahri, William F Pirl, Vicki A Jackson, Elyse R Park, Anthony Back, Alona Muzikansky, Mihir Kamdar, Simone Rinaldi, Juliet Jacobsen, Emily R Gallagher, Joel Fishbein, Justin Eusebio, Harry VanDusen, Jennifer S Temel
: 104 Background: Early palliative care (PC) improves outcomes in patients with newly diagnosed metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and in patients identified by clinicians as having poor prognosis, advanced cancer. We evaluated the impact of early, integrated palliative and oncology care in patients with newly diagnosed lung and gastrointestinal (GI) cancer. METHODS: Between 5/2/11 and 7/20/15, we randomly assigned patients with newly diagnosed incurable lung (NSCLC, small cell, mesothelioma) or GI (pancreas, hepatobiliary, gastric, esophageal) cancer to PC integrated with oncology care (monthly visits with PC) or usual oncology care...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156632/end-of-life-care-for-glioblastoma-multiforme-gbm-patients-at-a-large-academic-center
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Xiao Wang, Jiangxia Wang, Anne Evans, W Anthony Riley, Thomas J Smith
: 56 Background: GBM is a uniformly fatal disease with average survival of < 3 years and universal cognitive problems, making advance care planning paramount. End of life (EOL) patterns of GBM care in the US have not been studied. We examined care in a cohort of GBM and brain tumor (BT) patients as part of a program to provide individual provider feedback about EOL care. METHODS: We reviewed the care of all GBM patients over 3 years with a random sample of 100, and a 5-yr subset of 45 who received their care at Gilchrist Hospice (GH), our largest provider...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156611/can-we-improve-the-quality-of-documented-end-of-life-conversations-using-a-structured-multicomponent-intervention
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Joshua Lakin, Stephen Miranda, Jonathon Gass, Rachelle Bernacki, Luca Koritsanszsky, Jane Kavanagh, Marissa Palmor, Lisa Hirschhorn, Daniela Lamas, Justin Sanders, Bridget Neville, Stu Lipsitz, Susan Block
: 49 Background: Conversations about serious illness care goals are often inadequate and fail to address key elements of high-quality discussions. METHODS: As part of a cluster-randomized trial of a multi-component communication intervention, we conducted a retrospective chart review of 147 deceased oncology patients to assess frequency and timing of documentation of end-of-life (EOL) conversations; charts of a subset of 20 intervention and 20 matched control patients underwent detailed review to assess quality...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156594/patterns-of-intensity-of-end-of-life-care-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer-a-population-based-study
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Elysia Marie Alvarez, Olga Saynina, Lee Sanders, Smita Bhatia, Lisa J Chamberlain
: 132 Background: Cancer is the leading cause of non-accidental death amongst adolescents and young adults (AYA), aged 15-39, in the U.S. It is critical to understand end of life (EOL) care of AYA cancer decedents, including use of medically intense interventions like intubation. Although desired by some, most patients prefer a natural death. We sought to determine rates of medically intense interventions at end of life for AYA cancer decedents and associated factors. METHODS: Using the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development private administrative database linked to death certificates, we performed a retrospective population based analysis of patients aged 15-39 with cancer who died between 2000-2010...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156572/end-of-life-care-decisions-using-korean-advance-directives-among-cancer-patient-caregiver-dyads
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Shinmi Kim, JinShil Kim
: 11 Background: The Korean advance directives (K-ADs) consist of a value statement, treatment directives (cardiopulmonary resuscitation [CPR], preferences for artificial ventilation, tube feeding, and hospice care). K-ADs can facilitate a patient's decision-making for end-of-life (EOL) care. This study aims to examine the extent to which patient-caregiver dyads agreed on decisions for EOL care using the K-ADs. METHODS: Using a descriptive study design, 81 cancer patients were invited to participate...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156565/provider-perceptions-of-burnout-while-engaging-in-end-of-life-care-conversations-a-pilot-study-using-the-serious-illness-conversation-guide
#17
Allison Miraglia, Deepthi Rajeev, Rita Hanover, Joshua Steenstra, Shaida Talebreza, Holli Martinez, Emily Looney
: 19 Background: Studies recommend improved attention to patient end-of-life (EOL) care preferences and there is evidence that effective provider-patient EOL care conversations yield positive patient outcomes and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression for providers. Providers lack training to elicit patients' EOL care goals and hence are reluctant to initiate EOL conversations. METHODS: The Serious Illness Conversation Guide (SICG) was used to train providers and data were collected based on the Maslach Burnout Inventory to assess provider burnout, determine satisfaction of SICG training, and change in confidence/knowledge related to EOL conversations...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156561/a-qualitative-investigation-of-mindfulness-practice-to-support-advance-care-planning-acp
#18
Ann H Cottingham, Kathleen A Beck-Coon, Paul R Helft
: 15 Background: Despite ongoing attempts to increase ACP in the U.S, a national longitudinal study of patients with cancer found no significant change in participation in end-of-life (EOL) discussions or living will completion between 2000-2012. A key barrier to ACP includes emotional discomfort talking about EOL care preferences. Mindfulness practices facilitate emotional regulation through present-centered awareness and non-reactive coping. In this pilot, an intervention combining mindfulness training, mindful communication skill development, and information about ACP was hypothesized to increase ACP in patients with cancer...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156524/oncologists-dispositional-affect-and-likelihood-of-end-of-life-discussions
#19
Jennifer Lerner, Lara Traeger, Joseph A Greer, Areej El-Jawahri, Jennifer S Temel
: 9 Background: Oncologist-patient end-of-life (EOL) discussions are associated with less aggressive care at EOL. Prior research on EOL discussions has not explored the role of oncologists' dispositional affect, trait patterns of emotional responses. Affect could possibly facilitate or hinder broaching difficult EOL topics. We examined associations between oncologists' disposition for experiencing positive and negative affect and likelihood of EOL discussions reported by their patients with advanced cancers...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156511/end-of-life-discussions-with-advanced-cancer-patients-and-their-effects-on-bereaved-families-mental-health
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Isseki Maeda, Yutaka Hatano, Masanori Mori, Yasuo Shima, Satoru Tsuneto, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Tatsuya Morita, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Maho Aoyama, Mitsunori Miyashita
: 3 Background: End-of-life (EOL) discussions are important for providing appropriate care to patients with advanced cancer at the end of their life. To explore the relationship between EOL discussions and bereaved families' mental health, as well as the quality of the patient's death and quality of care at the end of life. METHODS: This was a nationwide questionnaire survey of bereaved families of deceased cancer patients who died at 75 sites (20 inpatient palliative care teams in acute hospitals, 33 palliative care units/inpatient hospices, and 22 outpatient clinics that provide home palliative care service) in Japan...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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