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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198968/effects-of-dignity-therapy-on-terminally-ill-patients-a-systematic-review
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Suzana Cristina Teixeira Donato, Jéssica Yumi Matuoka, Camila Cristófero Yamashita, Marina de Goés Salvetti
OBJECTIVE: Analyzing the evidence of the effects of dignity therapy onterminally ill patients. METHOD: A Systematic review of the literature conducted using the search strategy in six databases. Inclusion criteria were primary studies, excluding literature reviews (systematic or not) and conceptual articles. RESULTS: Ten articles were analyzed regarding method, results and evidence level. Dignity therapy improved the sense of meaning andpurpose, will to live, utility, quality of life, dignity and family appreciationin studies with a higher level of evidence...
November 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198563/frequency-and-predictors-of-analgesic-prescribing-in-u-s-nursing-home-residents-with-persistent-pain
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Kevin M Fain, G Caleb Alexander, David D Dore, Jodi B Segal, Andrew R Zullo, Carlos Castillo-Salgado
OBJECTIVES: To quantify prescription analgesic use of elderly nursing home (NH) residents with persistent noncancer pain and to identify individual and facility traits associated with no treatment. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Linked Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessments; Online Survey, Certification and Reporting (OSCAR) records; and Medicare Part D claims. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 65 and older with persistent noncancer pain were identified from a cross-section of all long-stay U...
February 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198296/online-tool-targets-better-skills-in-end-of-life-care
#3
Stephanie Jones-Berry
A free online resource could help nurses and other healthcare staff to provide palliative and end of life care to people with a terminal illness.
February 15, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192224/qualitative-study-on-the-perceptions-of-terminally-ill-cancer-patients-and-their-family-members-regarding-end-of-life-experiences-focusing-on-palliative-sedation
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Young Eun, In-Wha Hong, Eduardo Bruera, Jung Hun Kang
CONTEXT: Patients with terminal cancer experience refractory symptoms in the last days of life. Although palliative sedation (PS) is recommended for patients suffering unbearable symptoms with imminent death, it requires clear communication between physicians and patients/caregivers. Understanding the demands and perceptions of patients and caregivers in the end-of-life phase are needed for effective communication. OBJECTIVE: To explore patient experiences regarding end-of-life status and PS...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192087/endothelial-cell-markers-from-clinician-s-perspective
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REVIEW
Jelena Rakocevic, Dejan Orlic, Olivera Mitrovic-Ajtic, Miloje Tomasevic, Milan Dobric, Natasa Zlatic, Dejan Milasinovic, Goran Stankovic, Miodrag Ostojić, Milica Labudovic-Borovic
Endothelial cell markers are membrane-bound or cytoplasmic molecules expressed by endothelial cells, which help their easier identification and discrimination from other cell types. During vasculogenesis, endothelial cells differentiate from hemangioblasts to form new blood vessels. With the discovery of endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) and their ability to form new blood vessels, the term vasculogenesis is not only reserved for the embryonic development. Possibility of de novo blood vessel formation from EPC is now widely explored in different ischemic conditions, especially in cardiovascular medicine...
February 9, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190790/knowing-one-s-death-philosophical-considerations
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Siby K George
Coming to know and accept one's impending death allows terminally ill persons to face their mortality without deception. While life as such is a constant race towards death, terminal illness brings one's own death closer to experience. Being in the face of death in this manner can be transformed into an ontologically rewarding experience. Research on medical practices of truth telling in cases of terminal illness tends to show that there is healthy acceptance of impending death in western contexts, whereas in other contexts patients are more likely to do well when poor prognosis is concealed from them...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188012/-end-of-life-care-difficulties-in-intensive-care-units-the-nurses-perspective
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Juan Francisco Velarde-García, Raquel Luengo-González, Raquel González-Hervías, Sergio González-Cervantes, Beatriz Álvarez-Embarba, Domingo Palacios-Ceña
OBJECTIVE: To describe the difficulties perceived by nursing staff in the delivery of end-of-life care to critically ill patients within intensive care units (ICU). METHOD: A descriptive phenomenological qualitative study was performed. A purposeful and snowball sampling of nursing staff with at least 1 year's previous experience working in an ICU was conducted. Twenty-two participants were enrolled. Data collection strategies included in-depth unstructured and semi-structured interviews and researcher's field notes...
February 7, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186839/meeting-basic-needs-social-supports-and-services-provided-by-hospice
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Nathan A Boucher, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, Kimberly S Johnson
OBJECTIVE: Describe social goods and services for which hospices assist patients and families and the resources hospices use to do so. BACKGROUND: Basic social supports and services not routinely covered by insurers may be needed by terminally ill patients and their families. Little is known about hospices' provision of such social supports and services. METHODS: A 2014-2015 cross-sectional survey of hospices nationwide. Participating hospices had been in operation for at least 3 years and were located in any of the 50 states or District of Columbia...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182110/a-preliminary-study-of-patient-dignity-inventory-validation-among-patients-hospitalized-in-an-acute-psychiatric-ward
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Rosaria Di Lorenzo, Giulio Cabri, Eleonora Carretti, Giacomo Galli, Nina Giambalvo, Giulia Rioli, Serena Saraceni, Giulia Spiga, Cinzia Del Giovane, Paola Ferri
PURPOSE: To investigate the perception of dignity among patients hospitalized in a psychiatric setting using the Patient Dignity Inventory (PDI), which had been first validated in oncologic field among terminally ill patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: After having modified two items, we administered the Italian version of PDI to all patients hospitalized in a public psychiatric ward (Service of Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment of a northern Italian town), who provided their consent and completed it at discharge, from October 21, 2015 to May 31, 2016...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181371/comparative-economic-evaluation-of-home-based-and-hospital-based-palliative-care-for-terminal-cancer-patients
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Koki Kato, Haruhisa Fukuda
AIM: To quantify the difference between adjusted costs for home-based palliative care and hospital-based palliative care in terminally ill cancer patients. METHODS: We carried out a case-control study of home-care patients (cases) who had died at home between January 2009 and December 2013, and hospital-care patients (controls) who had died at a hospital between April 2008 and December 2013. Data on patient characteristics were obtained from insurance claims data and medical records...
February 8, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181323/-i-couldn-t-even-talk-to-the-patient-barriers-to-communicating-with-cancer-patients-as-perceived-by-nursing-students
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M-F Lin, W-S Hsu, M-C Huang, Y-H Su, P Crawford, C-C Tang
Communication is closely related to safe practice and patient outcomes. Given that most clinicians fall into routines when communicating with patients, it is important to address communication issues early. This study explores Taiwanese nursing students' experiences of communication with patients with cancer and their families. Senior nursing students who had cared for cancer patients were recruited to participate in focus group interviews. These semi-structured interviews were recorded and transcribed for content analysis...
February 9, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177477/hospital-local-palliative-care-network-and-public-health-how-do-they-involve-terminally-ill-patients
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Gianlorenzo Scaccabarozzi, Fabrizio Limonta, Emanuele Amodio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177137/hypoalbuminemia-and-decreased-midazolam-clearance-in-terminally-ill-adult-patients-an-inflammatory-effect
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L G Franken, A D Masman, B C M de Winter, F P M Baar, D Tibboel, T van Gelder, B C P Koch, R A A Mathot
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Midazolam is the drug of choice for palliative sedation and is titrated to achieve the desired level of sedation. Because of large inter-individual variability (IIV), however, the time it takes to achieve adequate sedation varies widely. It would therefore greatly improve clinical care if an individualised dose could be determined beforehand. To find clinically relevant parameters for dose individualisation we performed a pharmacokinetic study on midazolam, 1OH-midazolam (1-OH-M) and 1OH-midazolam-glucuronide (1-OH-MG) in terminally ill patients...
February 8, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175997/nothing-left-to-chance-the-impact-of-locus-of-control-on-physical-and-mental-quality-of-life-in-terminal-cancer-patients
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Alaina J Brown, Premal H Thaker, Charlotte C Sun, Diana L Urbauer, Eduardo Bruera, Diane C Bodurka, Lois M Ramondetta
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate if locus of control (LOC) predicts various quality of life (QOL) and mental well-being measures among terminally ill cancer patients at the time of palliative care consult. METHODS: Multi-site analysis of patients with advanced cancer being seen as new patients in a Palliative and Supportive Care outpatient clinic. Patients completed the following surveys: locus of control (LOC) scale, Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-General (FACT-G), Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual (FACIT-Sp), Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale (HADS), and Herth Hope Index (HHI)...
February 7, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167225/no-child-left-behind-liver-transplantation-in-critically-ill-children
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Abbas Rana, Michael Kueht, Moreshwar Desai, Fong Lam, Tamir Miloh, Jennifer Moffett, N Thao N Galvan, Ronald Cotton, Christine O'Mahony, John Goss
BACKGROUND: Advances in critical care prolong survival in children with liver failure, allowing more critically ill children to undergo liver transplantation (OLT). In order to justify the use of a scarce donor resource and avoid futile transplants, we sought to determine the survival in children who undergo OLT while receiving pre-OLT critical care. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed 13,723 pediatric OLTs using the UNOS database from 1987-2015, including 6,746 recipients in the MELD/PELD era (2002-2015)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166861/effect-of-dignity-therapy-on-end-of-life-psychological-distress-in-terminally-ill-portuguese-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Miguel Julião, Fátima Oliveira, Baltazar Nunes, António Vaz Carneiro, António Barbosa
OBJECTIVE: Dignity therapy (DT) is a brief form of psychotherapy developed for patients living with a life-limiting illness that has demonstrated efficacy in treating several dimensions of end-of-life psychological distress. Our aim was to determine the influence of DT on demoralization syndrome (DS), the desire for death (DfD), and a sense of dignity (SoD) in terminally ill inpatients experiencing a high level of distress in a palliative care unit. METHOD: A nonblinded phase II randomized controlled trial was conducted with 80 patients who were randomly assigned to one of two groups: the intervention group (DT + standard palliative care [SPC]) or the control group (SPC alone)...
February 7, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165617/physicians-responsibilities-for-deaths-occurring-at-home
#17
Mia Yang, Matthew K McNabney
Deaths occurring at home are increasing in the United States. Primary care physicians and trainees may not be explicitly taught about management of deaths in the home. Physician responsibilities for expected and unexpected deaths at home are summarized. The medical examiner should be contacted if death was due to natural disease processes but occurred suddenly or when a physician was not treating the decedent. Police and emergency personnel are often called after terminally ill individuals have died at home, which may cause significant family distress and is typically not necessary if the death was expected...
February 6, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158232/the-effects-of-hospice-shared-care-for-gastric-cancer-patients
#18
Kun-Siang Huang, Shih-Ho Wang, Seng-Kee Chuah, Kun-Ming Rau, Yu-Hung Lin, Meng-Che Hsieh, Li-Hsueh Shih, Yen-Hao Chen
BACKGROUND: Hospice care has been proved to result in changes to the medical behaviors of terminally ill patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects and medical behavior changes of hospice-shared care intervention among terminally ill gastric cancer patients. METHODS: A total of 174 patients who died of gastric cancer between 2012 and 2014 were identified. These patients were divided into two groups: a hospice-shared care group (n = 93) and a control group (n = 81)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156620/usage-of-oregon-s-death-with-dignity-act-dwda
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Michael Leo LeBlanc, Dawn L Hershman, Lee M Ellis, Frank L Meyskens
: 44 Background: In 1997, OR enacted a voter initiative allowing terminally ill residents to self-administer physician-prescribed medication to end their lives. Statute requires prescriptions written for lethal medications be reported; the state also collects demographic and intended use data. We wished to to evaluate and report participation trends. METHODS: OR's Public Health Division gathers compliance forms from prescribing/consulting physicians, pharmacists, and psychiatrists, prescribing physician follow-up forms, and death certificates...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156605/the-requirement-of-fentanyl-patch-in-terminally-ill-patients-with-cancer
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Aya Watanabe, Hiroto Ishiki, Tsukuru Chiba, Junya Kinkawa, Chie Watanabe, Keisuke Ariyoshi, Masanori Nojima, Satoru Iwase, Arinobu Tojo
: 202 Background: Cancer pain is the most important problem to overcome in terminally ill cancer patients (TICPs). Recently, the fentanyl patch (FP) has been widely used for the treatment of cancer pain. However, the FP requirement largely varies in patients. The purpose of this study was to identify the determinants of the FP requirement in TICPs and propose effective pain relief using a FP. METHODS: In a retrospective chart review, we investigated cancer patients who were admitted in our hospital from April 2012 to July 2015 and used FP until their deaths...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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