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2 hrs ago | Nursing Center

Conflicts in Goals of Care at the End of Life Are Aggressive...

Conflicts in Goals of Care at the End of Life Are Aggressive Life-Prolonging Interventions and a "Good Death" Compatible? Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing - Featured Journal Conflicts in Goals of Care at the End of Life Are Aggressive Life-Prolonging Interventions and a "Good Death" Compatible? Recent medical literature reports increased utilization of the intensive care unit at the end of life, even for patients who are considered terminally ill, and the overall ICU adult mortality rate ranges from 10% to 29%. Therefore, ICU nurses require a level of comfort in caring for patients and families at this vulnerable time.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Oncology

6 hrs ago | Coast Reporter

Team Sunshine, take a bow

If you haven't already done so, take a good look at our front-page picture this week. Chances are good that unless you just arrived on the Sunshine Coast, you know at least one of the smiling women pictured.


Related Topix: Medicine, Opinion

10 hrs ago | This is Hull

Alan Johnson MP wants assurances over future of Sunshine House

VOICING CONCERNS: Alan Johnson MP meets parents who are worried Sunshine House will not provide the same level of service for their children when it reopens. Picture: Peter Harbou HULL West and Hessle MP Alan Johnson has vowed to help families in their fight to ensure a centre that cares for dying and severely disabled children remains open.


Related Topix: Medicine

14 hrs ago | CBC News

Rona Ambrose says Canada needs better palliative care

Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose says Canada has to do better when caring for people who are dying - and she wants to make that a priority. "I know, in my family, my grandma had really good palliative care.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, Medicine, World News

15 hrs ago | York Press

Colourful fun run to raise funds for two hospices

Claire Leaver, of City of York Trading, showers Hospice fundraiser Kate Robinson with purple colour to promote the St Leonard Hospice's Colour Me Happy fun run RUNNERS are preparing to take part in a 'Colour Me Happy' Fun Run next Sunday in aid of St Leonard's Hospice and Martin House Children's Hospice. Everyone in the 5 kilometre run at Rawcliffe Country Park will get showered with clouds of colour at every 'colour station' along the route.


Related Topix: Medicine, North Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom

17 hrs ago | The Namibian

Palliative care training ends in capital

EACH and every sick child should have access to pain management, the African Palliative Care Association 's programme manager, Hertha Karin Kadhikwa, says. The APCA, in collaboration with the International Children's Palliative Care Network , held a training-of-trainers' workshop on children's palliative care in the capital last week.


Related Topix: Medicine

Sun Sep 14, 2014


American Thyroid Association guidelines for management of patients with anaplastic thyroid cancer.

Anaplastic thyroid cancer is a rare but highly lethal form of thyroid cancer. Rapid evaluation and establishment of treatment goals are imperative for optimum patient management and require a multidisciplinary team approach.


Related Topix: Thyroid Cancer, Health, Medicine


ASTRO Releases Second List of Five Radiation Oncology Treatments to Question, as Part of National Choosing Wisely Campaign

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.


Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Health, Endometrial Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer

Wall Street Journal

Straight Talk About Palliative Care

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing

Worcester County Times

Decade of patient care celebrated

Decade of patient care celebrated "The staff is motivated by a sense of mission and purpose to be there." Check out this story on 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.


Denver Post

"Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell brings chilling war experience to life

Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, whose dog, Rigby, snoozes at the foot of the stage, shares the story of how he became the lone survivor of Operation Redwing in Afghanistan. "I'm not a hero.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Texas, Medicine, Entertainment

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sunderland Echo

Teenager's loom bands fundraiser in memory of grandad helps terminally ill patients in Sunderland

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'.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing

The Argus

Walkers raise 3,665 for St Barnabas House

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.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, West Sussex County, England, Medicine

Banbury Guardian

Manager sees his way to raise hospice funds

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Optometry

Fife Now

Cancer care specialist Ali joins 'dynamic team' at Maggie's Fife

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.


Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Hematology

Coast Reporter

Team Sunshine raises funds and hope

Canuck Place Adventure Race was held Sunday, Sept. 7, with 24 participants from the Sunshine Coast taking part.


Related Topix: Medicine

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Halesowen businesses take up the Ice Bucket Challenge

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.


Related Topix: West Midlands County, England, Worcestershire County, England, United Kingdom, Medicine

ER Patients Often Confuse Role of Emergency Contacts

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.


Related Topix: Medicine

Bexhill Observer

Charity on crest of a wave after raising A 2,000

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.


Related Topix: Life, Charity , Medicine, World News, United Kingdom, East Sussex County, England


Group urges equal access palliative care strategy for New Brunswick

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Canada