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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320024/-therapeutic-decisions-concerning-severe-neurological-diseases-and-at-the-end-of-life
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Christoph Burkhard Lücking
Modern medicine increasingly enables survival of life-threatening diseases. On the other side, however, especially in Neurology, the questions have to be addressed how intensive the initial treatment should be and how to deal with residual states when severe functional or cognitive deficits are expected. In these cases, it is not only important to decide which medical measures are appropriate for the patient, but also whether, given the prognosis, the patient would agree with the suggested measures. This article first describes the basis for each medical action, i...
March 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294479/understanding-advance-care-planning-within-the-south-asian-community
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Patricia D Biondo, Rashika Kalia, Rooh-Afza Khan, Nadia Asghar, Cyrene Banerjee, Debbie Boulton, Nancy Marlett, Svetlana Shklarov, Jessica E Simon
BACKGROUND: Advance care planning (ACP) is a process of reflection on and communication of a person's future health-care preferences. Evidence suggests visible minorities engage less in ACP. The South Asian ethnic group is the largest visible minority group in Canada, and information is needed to understand how ACP is perceived and how best to approach ACP within this diverse community. OBJECTIVE: To explore perspectives of South Asian community members towards ACP...
March 10, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287642/advance-care-planning-and-end-of-life-care-for-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-who-die-after-hematopoietic-cell-transplant
#3
E E Eckhert, K L Schoenbeck, D Galligan, L M McNey, J Hwang, G N Mannis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 13, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283409/topics-in-practice-management-integrating-advance-care-planning-into-practice
#4
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Laura E Dingfield, Joshua B Kayser
Advanced respiratory diseases progress over time and often lead to death. As their condition worsens, patients may lose medical decision making ability. Advance care planning (ACP) is a process in which patients receive information about their diagnosis and prognosis; discuss values, goals and fears; articulate preferences about life-sustaining treatments and end-of-life care; and appoint a surrogate medical decision maker. This process may result in written documentation of patient preferences, or appointment of a health care power of attorney (HCPOA)...
March 7, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273761/teaching-medical-students-about-the-conversation
#5
Hillary D Lum, Joanna Dukes, Skotti Church, Jean Abbott, Jean M Youngwerth
BACKGROUND: Advance care planning (ACP) promotes care consistent with patient wishes. Medical education should teach how to initiate value-based ACP conversations. OBJECTIVE: To develop and evaluate an ACP educational session to teach medical students a value-based ACP process and to encourage students to take personal ACP action steps. DESIGN: Groups of third-year medical students participated in a 75-minute session using personal reflection and discussion framed by The Conversation Starter Kit...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273002/agency-behind-bars-advance-care-planning-with-aging-and-dying-offenders
#6
Sara Sanders, Meredith Stensland, Kim Juraco
Aging and terminally ill individuals in U.S. prisons are increasing, making critical the need for appropriate end-of-life (EOL) care and advance care planning (ACP). Applying Bandura's Agentic perspective, we examined 20 aging/dying offenders' EOL preferences and ACP. Findings include six themes: Decisions in the shadow of the past, What works best for me, Feeling blessed, What is really going on, Can anyone be trusted, and Turning agency over to someone else. This study provides critical information that will assist professionals who work with dying offenders, as it presents a vivid illustration of their dying process...
March 8, 2017: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255070/patient-values-informing-medical-treatment-a-pilot-community-and-advance-care-planning-survey
#7
S Milnes, C Corke, N R Orford, M Bailey, J Savulescu, D Wilkinson
Medicine regards the prevention of death as an important priority. Yet patients may have a range of priorities of equal or greater importance. These other priorities are often not discussed or appreciated by treating doctors. OBJECTIVES: We sought to identify priorities of care for patients attending an advance care planning (ACP) clinic and among the general population, and to identify factors associated with priorities other than prolonging life. METHODS: We used a locally developed survey tool 'What Matters Most' to identify values...
March 2, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245168/the-role-of-informal-caregivers-at-the-end-of-life-providing-support-through-advance-care-planning
#8
John Costello
In the palliative phase of a person's illness, the needs of the patient and informal caregivers are paramount. Caregivers often look to palliative care practitioners for support, guidance and emotional comfort. This article reviews the role of the informal caregiver at the end of life, summarising their concerns and needs. The paper also highlights caregiver difficulties in making the coping transition when the patient's medical condition becomes advanced and they require end-of-life care. The focus of the review is placed on discussions about Advanced Care Planning (ACP)...
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245164/involving-healthcare-professionals-and-family-carers-in-setting-research-priorities-for-end-of-life-care
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Janet Diffin, Michael Spence, Rebecca Spencer, Peter Mellor, Gunn Grande
It is important to ensure regional variances are considered when setting future end-of-life research priorities, given the differing demographics and service provision. This project sought to identify end-of-life research priorities within Greater Manchester (United Kingdom). Following an initial scoping exercise, six topics within the 10 national priorities outlined by The Palliative and end-of-life care Priority Setting Partnership were selected for exploration. A workshop involving 32 healthcare professionals and a consultation process with 26 family carers was conducted...
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244346/preferences-of-residents-with-dementia-for-end-of-life-care
#10
Kiri Mulqueen, Alice Coffey
Aim To explore the preferences of residents with dementia for their end of life care, and nurses' perceptions of these preferences. Method Residents' preferences were compared with nurses' perceptions of their preferences in a qualitatively designed study in which the nominal group technique was adopted for data collection. Findings Some of the residents' preferences for their end of life care matched nurses' perceptions of their preferences, but differences were identified. Residents emphasised comfort, family presence, familiar staff and surroundings; nurses thought that residents would want good communication, pain management, advance care planning, being cared for by knowledgeable staff and the inclusion of their families...
February 28, 2017: Nursing Older People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220023/early-palliative-care-reduces-end-of-life-intensive-care-unit-icu-use-but-not-icu-course-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Andrew M Romano, Kristine E Gade, Gradon Nielsen, Robert Havard, James H Harrison, Josh Barclay, George J Stukenborg, Paul W Read, Leslie J Blackhall, Patrick M Dillon
BACKGROUND: Early palliative care for advanced cancer patients improves quality of life and survival, but less is known about its effect on intensive care unit (ICU) use at the end of life. This analysis assessed the effect of a comprehensive early palliative care program on ICU use and other outcomes among patients with advanced cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort of patients with advanced cancer enrolled in an early palliative care program (n = 275) was compared with a concurrent control group of patients receiving standard care (n = 195) during the same time period by using multivariable logistic regression analysis...
February 20, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212159/liver-allocation-and-distribution-time-for-a-change
#12
Ranjit Deshpande, Ryutaro Hirose, David Mulligan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Liver allograft allocation has been a topic of hot debate for over a decade. New redistricting changes have been proposed by the Liver and Intestinal Transplant Committee to the existing United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) liver allocation policy. The basis of this new proposal is similar to the old one with an aim to distribute organs in a fair, efficient and equitable fashion. In this review, we plan to look in depth at the redistribution proposals thus far, their merits and how they may help patients who do not have adequate access to livers...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198722/triad-viii-nationwide-multicenter-evaluation-to-determine-whether-patient-video-testimonials-can-safely-help-ensure-appropriate-critical-versus-end-of-life-care
#13
Ferdinando L Mirarchi, Timothy E Cooney, Arvind Venkat, David Wang, Thaddeus M Pope, Abra L Fant, Stanley A Terman, Kevin M Klauer, Monica Williams-Murphy, Michael A Gisondi, Brian Clemency, Ankur A Doshi, Mari Siegel, Mary S Kraemer, Kate Aberger, Stephanie Harman, Neera Ahuja, Jestin N Carlson, Melody L Milliron, Kristopher K Hart, Chelsey D Gilbertson, Jason W Wilson, Larissa Mueller, Lori Brown, Bradley D Gordon
OBJECTIVE: End-of-life interventions should be predicated on consensus understanding of patient wishes. Written documents are not always understood; adding a video testimonial/message (VM) might improve clarity. Goals of this study were to (1) determine baseline rates of consensus in assigning code status and resuscitation decisions in critically ill scenarios and (2) determine whether adding a VM increases consensus. METHODS: We randomly assigned 2 web-based survey links to 1366 faculty and resident physicians at institutions with graduate medical education programs in emergency medicine, family practice, and internal medicine...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171836/content-of-advance-care-planning-among-japanese-elderly-people-living-at-home-a-qualitative-study
#14
Yoshihisa Hirakawa, Chifa Chiang, Esayas Haregot Hilawe, Atsuko Aoyama
PURPOSE OF STUDY: Elderly peoples' values and preferences for end-of-life care have not yet known in details. The aim of the present study was to investigate the end-of-life wishes and decision making among Japanese elderly people who required home care services. The study was designed to qualitative research strategies, using face to face interview data recorded in nursing care records, with a focus on advance care planning. DESIGN AND METHODS: A total of 102 elderly people (47 males, 55 females) of 6 home care support offices in Hyogo prefecture participated...
May 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156656/systematic-review-of-interventions-to-facilitate-advance-care-planning-acp-in-cancer-patients
#15
Hao-Wen Sim, Camilla Zimmermann, Monika K Krzyzanowska
21 Background: ACP refers to the process of consideration, documentation and communication of preferences for future care. ACP is crucial for patients (pts) with advanced cancer as it can guide substitute decision makers (SDM) and health care providers (HCP) to align care with preferences, thus improving quality of end-of-life care. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO and Cochrane (Systematic Review and Clinical Trial) databases (1995 to 2015) to identify interventions that facilitate ACP for cancer pts (documentation or discussion of advance directives, SDM or code status)...
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
#16
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/28156601/what-s-in-the-special-sauce-of-protocol-driven-outpatient-palliative-care-consultations
#17
Marie Bakitas, J Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Jennifer Frost, Margaret Plunkett, Lisa A Lisa A Stephens, Peggy Bishop
139 Background: Initial outpatient palliative care consultations (OPCC) in clinics are usually requested for uncontrolled symptoms. The purpose of this substudy was to determine the nature of recommendations made in early PC (EPC) protocol-driven OPCC. METHODS: Using a standardized tool, we conducted a content analysis on the assessment and plan components of protocol-driven OPCCs. OPCCs were conducted as a component of the ENABLE [Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends] RCT (10/2010-9/2013) consisting of an OPCC and 6 structured weekly telephone coaching sessions and monthly follow up either at study entry (early) or 12 weeks later (delayed)...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156578/piloting-survivorship-care-planning-with-the-metastatic-breast-cancer-patient
#18
Catherine Saiki, Jane Zorzi, Vered Stearns, Antonio C Wolff
146 Background: Emotional distress and poor symptom management are highly prevalent among patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). A high disease burden can further negatively impact these patients' quality of life. To address the evolving survivorship needs in their trajectory from initial diagnosis of advanced disease to end-of-life care, patients with MBC require prompt assessment, reevaluation, and specialized support services. Limited survivorship resources are devoted to this patient population and greater attention to their needs is warranted...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156575/using-a-values-assessment-as-a-bridge-to-advance-care-planning-results-of-1286-patient-reports
#19
Cynthia Taniguchi, Kathryn J Eagye, Susan Ash-Lee, Angela Kalisiak, Sabrina Q Mikan, Nicole Hartung
12 Background: Recent studies have shown that formal Palliative Care (PC) improves care at the end of life for cancer patients. The role of communication in PC is not defined. Other studies have shown that communication alone can be associated with better end of life outcomes. The US Oncology Network developed and tested a Values Assessment (VA) instrument for routinely broaching difficult topics to facilitate more formal advance care planning (ACP). The results of the first 28 months of the program on over 1200 patients are reported here...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156564/advance-care-planning-and-specialty-palliative-care-utilization-for-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-who-undergo-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplant
#20
Lisa M McNey, Erik Eckhert, Derek Galligan, Gabriel N Mannis
18 Background: Unlike most metastatic solid tumors, many advanced hematologic malignancies are treated with curative intent. Accordingly, aggressive interventions often continue until late in the disease course because it can be difficult to discern when cure is no longer possible. This is particularly true for recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (alloHCT). We hypothesized that alloHCT recipients and their providers would be less likely to utilize specialty Palliative Care (PC) services or to engage in early communication regarding advance care planning...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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