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2 hrs ago | Nursing Center
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.
6 hrs ago | Coast Reporter
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.
10 hrs ago | This is Hull
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.
14 hrs ago | CBC News
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.
15 hrs ago | York Press
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 03:46 pm
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