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2 hrs ago | Freshnews
The American Society for Radiation Oncology today released its second list of five radiation oncology-specific treatments that are commonly ordered but may not always be appropriate, as part of the national Choosing Wisely campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. The list identifies five targeted treatment options that ASTRO recommends for detailed patient-physician discussion before being prescribed.
7 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal
Ask most people what palliative care is, and they'll likely say it's where doctors and nurses help people die. Palliative-care teams offer comfort and support, relieving pain and easing stress, for patients of all ages who often are still receiving care from other doctors for their underlying disease or condition.
12 hrs ago | Worcester County Times
Decade of patient care celebrated "The staff is motivated by a sense of mission and purpose to be there." Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2014/09/14/decade-patient-care-celebrated/15624517/ Celebrating their 10th anniversary at Coastal Hospice at the Lake Facility are, from left, Angela Cherrix, RN; Tamara Fitchett, team leader of Coastal Hospice at the Lake; and Arnold Bienstock, chaplain.
St Benedict's Hospice fundraiser Catrina Flynn is delighted with Paige-Leigh Ashworth's efforts. Paige-Leigh raised more than i 1 2550 making and selling 'Loom Bands'.
Melanie Staunton, from Worthing, and Natalie Reardon, from Lancing, have raised a total of A 3,665 by taking part in St Barnabas House hospice's Night to Remember fundraisers. In the annual event, which last took place in June, more than 1,000 women walked a seven, 13 or 20-mile route around Worthing under the stars.
A Banbury optician is lacing up his running shoes to take part in the Oxford Half Marathon on Sunday, October 12 to raise funds for Katharine House Hospice. Store director and optometrist Nimish Desai, 47, from Specsavers on Bridge Street, Banbury, has a target to raise A 2,000 for the Adderbury- based hospice, which provides palliative care to improve the lives of those with life-threatening illnesses.
Oncology nurse Ali Clarke came to our Maggie's Centre because she believed she could offer more help and support to people going through cancer and their families. And the cancer support specialist, who took up the post in August, says she has been delighted with the reception she has had since she joined a "dynamic team" at Maggie's Fife.
Staff from children's play centre The Owl and The Pussycat, Rio Lounge and Bar, beauty salon Crystal Rivers, and training provider Vocational Care Solution, took up the challenge which swept social media across the world over the Summer. The 17 volunteers tipped ice-cold water tipped over their heads and each company donated A 100 to the hospice.
When a doctor requests emergency contact information, emergency room patients often assume they're being asked for the person they'd like to make medical decisions for them, a new study indicates. Ninety-five percent of patients treated in the emergency room mistakenly believed their emergency contact is the person designated to make medical decisions about end-of-life care, according to the study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
A local charity raised over 2,500 at their refreshment stall at Bexhill's Festival of the Sea last weekend and were thrilled by the result. St Michael's Hospice, St Leonards on Sea, received a complimentary pitch at the event - hailed as the biggest festival of sea and angling in the South East.
A group that cares for terminally ill patients in New Brunswick says the province isn't providing equal access to end-of-life care. The New Brunswick Hospice Palliative Care Association wants New Brunswick to adopt a provincial strategy for hospice palliative care that includes better training and pay for personal support workers, sustainable funding for residential hospices and equal access to this care across the province.
ALMOST 90 employees from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, including one from Redditch, successfully climbed the UK's highest mountain to raise more than A 80,000 for Help the Hospices. A total of 89 participants completed the spectacular 'Trek the Ben' fundraising challenge on Friday, September 5, climbing Ben Nevis in the latest phase of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks' partnership with the UK's leading charity for hospice care.
Red roses, purple irises and other fragrant flowers filled a room at Teufel Holly Farms in Southwest Portland Thursday afternoon as volunteers with the Bloom Project carefully selected stems for bouquets to be given to people who are dying. Surplus cut flowers that otherwise would be tossed away are made into fresh floral arrangements that are delivered to hospice and palliative care patients in Central Oregon, the Portland Metro Area and Sacramento, Calif.
Just over four in 10 Health and Wellbeing Boards in England consider the needs of people nearing the end of their lives, according to Help the Hospices and the National Council for Palliative Care . The bodies reviewed strategy documents of the 152 Health and Wellbeing Boards in England to assess whether they considered the needs of people approaching the end of life.
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One in six cancer patients enroll in hospice only during their last three days of life, according to a new study from a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Their findings, published online last month in the Journal of Clinical Oncology also reveal a profile of patients who may be most at risk of these late admissions.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 05:56 pm
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