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Palliative Care Center

News Related to Palliative Care

  1. Families: Hospice Best for Dying Cancer Patients

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Families of patients dying of cancer felt their loved one had better care and quality of life when they died in a hospice rather than in a hospital's intensive care unit, a new study reveals. Relatives reported a better

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  2. Doctors Choose Less Aggressive Care at End of Life

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors facing death are less likely to demand aggressive care that might squeeze out a bit more extra time of life, two new studies show. One study found that doctors facing the end of their lives are less likely than

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  3. Palliative Care Cuts Costs for These People

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Palliative care reduces hospital costs for incurable cancer patients who have other serious health conditions, a new study says. Palliative care is team-based specialized treatment aiming to provide patients with relief fro

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  4. Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The choice to die at home, rather than in a hospital, provides great comfort to both the patient and their loved ones, a new British study says. People who die at home experience more peace in their final days and hours t

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  5. CA Governor Signs Right-to-Die Bill Into Law

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown signed "right-to-die" legislation on Monday that will allow the terminally ill to legally end their lives. A lifelong Catholic and former Jesuit seminarian, Brown's decision to support the bill

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  6. Many Americans May Get Hospice Care Too Late

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Of the more than 1.5 million patients who received hospice care in the United States in 2013, one-third died within one week of getting it, a new report shows. "While many dying Americans are opting for hospice care

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  7. End-of-Life Care Talks May Miss Patient Priorities

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Important points are often missed when doctors have end-of-life discussions with patients and their families, a new study finds. Researchers asked more than 200 older Canadians who were hospitalized with serious illnesses a

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  8. Could Fading Sense of Smell Mean Earlier Death?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who have trouble smelling the roses -- literally -- may face an increased risk of dying in the next several years, new research suggests. In a study of over 3,000 older Americans, researchers found those who we

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  9. Futile Care in ICU a Common Occurrence, Doctors Say

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Critical care doctors at a major teaching hospital believe they provided futile treatment to about one in five intensive care unit patients, needlessly prolonging their lives. ICU doctors in the UCLA Health System said they

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  10. Study: Shift to Hospice Care Often Comes Too Late

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Although most people would prefer to die peacefully in a comfortable setting, a new study shows that almost one in three spend some time in the intensive-care unit of a hospital in their last month of life while a similar number

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