Palliative Care Newswire (Page 10)

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  1. Palliative Care: The Role of the PharmacistRead the original story

    Nov 22, 2016 | Pharmacy Times

    Jerry Barbee, Jr, PharmD, BCPS, CPh; Suzanne Kelley, BPharm, CPh; Jessica Andrews, 2017 PharmD candidate; Amanda Harman, 2017 PharmD candidate Palliative care is defined as "an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems - physical, psychosocial, and spiritual." 1 Pharmacists are essential in developing an individualized treatment regimen for each patient.

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  2. Medical aid in dying: A hallmark of patient-centered careRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | The Hill

    ... conversations about advance planning for end-of-life care and created the new medical specialty of palliative care. But they made little or no progress on key quality indicators: non-beneficial treatment is still on the rise; advanced directives are ...

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  3. Palliative care raises quality of life, but doesn't extend itRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | UPI

    Palliative care can ease the burden that a serious illness places on both a patient and loved ones, but there's no evidence that it can extend the life of a sick person, a review of the available evidence has concluded. People who receive palliative care have better quality of life and fewer symptoms than people who don't receive such care, said study lead author Dio Kavalieratos.

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  4. Judge: Severely anorexic patient can refuse forced feedingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... 2014. She told the court earlier this month she doesn't want food or water and would prefer instead to enter palliative care. Superior Court Judge Paul Armstrong in Morristown granted her request on Monday and ordered her transferred into palliative ...

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  5. Anorexic woman weighing 69 pounds has a right to starve herself to death, U.S. court rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | Canada.com

    ... with a bone density of a 92-year-old told a court that she refused to eat any food, and wished to enter palliative care instead. A Superior Court judge ruled Monday that she cannot be fed against her will, and it is in her best interest to be ...

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  6. Palliative Care Raises Quality of LifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | WebMD

    ... groups and discussions about health topics that interest you. TUESDAY, Nov. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Palliative care can ease the burden that a serious illness places on both a patient and loved ones, but there's no evidence that it can extend ...

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  7. Pitt-based study finds palliative care benefits, but with limitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    A University of Pittsburgh-based study examining dozens of prior palliative care research findings suggests the patient-focused, pain-reducing treatment accomplishes its major goals, but not necessarily with the tantalizing bonus that it extends life. The study led by Pitt assistant professor of medicine Dio Kavalieratos, which was published in today's Journal of the American Medical Association, found people with serious illness reported better quality of life and fewer symptoms if they had received palliative treatment.

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  8. Palliative care linked to better, if not longer, lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | Reuters

    Research to date on the impact of palliative care has produced mixed results. Some studies have shown a survival benefit but findings have often been muddled by the possibility that there are differences between patients who choose palliative care and those who opt for other types of treatment.

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  9. Read StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | MyFoxNY

    ... 2014. She told the court earlier this month she doesn't want food or water and would prefer instead to enter palliative care. Superior Court Judge Paul Armstrong in Morristown granted her request on Monday and ordered her transferred into palliative ...

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  10. PKF O'Connor Davies Partner George Whitehead Receives 'Ahead of the Curve' AwardRead the original story

    Nov 22, 2016 | PRWeb

    ... his professional expertise with local organizations, serving on the Board of Directors for the Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester and as a Board Member for the Junior Achievement of the Hudson Valley, Inc. "George's deep experience and ...

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  11. 29-year-old anorexic weighs 65 pounds, wins fight against feeding tubeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | Fox News

    At age 5, AG started having "anorexic thoughts." Now 29, the New Jersey woman has been diagnosed with late terminal anorexia-nervosa-and she's just won her fight to enter palliative care rather than be force-fed.

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  12. Anorexic Woman Has the Right to Refuse Treatment Even If It Kills Her, Judge RulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | New York Magazine

    A New Jersey woman who has suffered from anorexia most of her life cannot be force-fed and should receive the palliative care she desires, a state superior court judge ruled yesterday. The case sheds light on the complicated nature of bodily autonomy.

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  13. Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life, Lessens Symptoms, Pitt Study FindsRead the original story

    Nov 22, 2016 | PressReleasePoint

    People living with serious illness who receive palliative care have better quality of life and fewer symptoms than those who don't receive palliative care, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine . Published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association , the study is the first meta-analysis of the effect of palliative care as it relates to patients' quality of life, symptom burden and survival.

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  14. Medicare benefits for the terminally illRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | Red Bluff Daily News

    ... a hospice provider, talk to your doctor or call your state hospice organization. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has a website that allows you to look up local providers based on your zip code, at www.nhpco.org/find-hospice. ...

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  15. Trifluridine/tipiracil in colorectal cancer: Added benefit only for some patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... of life was not investigated in the study presented. This outcome is of major importance particularly in palliative care, however. The new drug combination is used to prevent cells from dividing and multiplying to inhibit tumour growth and disease ...

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  16. What one mother learned after her son's mysterious illness put him in a comaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | Fox News

    ... getting the final MRI results, we stopped aggressive treatment and let the medical team switch to providing palliative care. Daniel died within an hour. In a daze, we drove to his apartment and packed his belongings. Numb and defeated, we returned ...

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  17. Palliative care improves quality of life, lessens symptomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | PhysOrg Weblog

    People living with serious illness who receive palliative care have better quality of life and fewer symptoms than those who don't receive palliative care, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association , the study is the first meta-analysis of the effect of palliative care as it relates to patients' quality of life, symptom burden and survival.

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  18. Palliative care helpful for cancer patients receiving bone marrow transplantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Integrating palliative care into the treatment of patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation - commonly known as bone marrow transplantation - for cancers like leukemia and lymphoma can improve their quality of life, relieve symptoms associated with the procedure, and reduce depression and anxiety, not only during the three- to four-week hospitalization required for the procedure but also several months later. In their paper published in the Nov. 22/29 issue of JAMA , the research team from Massachusetts General Hospital also reports that caregivers of patients receiving palliative care experienced less depression and were better at coping with the stress associated with the illness of their family member or friend.

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  19. Palliative care has beneficial effect on quality of life following stem cell transplantationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2016 | EurekAlert!

    Among patients with hematologic malignancies undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, the use of inpatient palliative care compared with standard transplant care resulted in a smaller decrease in quality of life two weeks after transplantation, according to a study appearing in the November 22/29 issue of JAMA . Patients with hematologic malignancies hospitalized for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation experience physical symptoms due to chemotherapy-induced toxic effects and early post-transplantation complications.

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  20. Palliative care interventions associated with improvements in patient quality of life, symptom burdenRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2016 | EurekAlert!

    In a study appearing in the November 22/29 issue of JAMA , Dio Kavalieratos, Ph.D., of the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues examined the association of palliative care with quality of life, symptom burden, survival, and other outcomes for people with life-limiting illness and for their caregivers. Palliative care focuses on improving quality of life and reducing suffering for seriously ill patients and their families.

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