Explore the latest in end-of-life care, including hospice and palliative care, estimating prognosis, palliative sedation, and more.
In this narrative medicine essay, a palliative medicine physician describes his brother's hospitalization and death from COVID-19. He reflects on his brother's ability to achieve a dignified death because the physicians caring for him honestly assessed his prognosis.
This Viewpoint posits that advance care planning does not achieve the stated goal of end-of-life care nor serve as a reliable indicator of an end-of-life discussion.
This randomized clinical trial investigated whether prophylactic scopolamine butylbromide could reduce the death rattle among patients near the end of life.
This Viewpoint explains the complex emotion of hope and provides guidance to clinicians for supportively conversing about hope with seriously ill patients.
This qualitative study assesses the opinions of community hospice nurses regarding the provision of hospice care for children with serious illness.
This essay describes the decisions an emergency physician and a palliative care researcher was faced with after his father had an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.
This case series investigates whether do-not-resuscitate orders were reevaluated before surgery among patients treated at 1 health system.
This cluster randomized clinical trial evaluates the quality of life, symptom burden, and anxiety and depression reported by adults with advanced cancer who were receiving a primary palliative care intervention.
In this narrative medicine essay, a geriatrician describes how his mother and he navigate the last months and days of her life while basking in their mutual love, trust, and respect.
This qualitative study assesses patient, family, and clinician perspectives on priority domains for end-of-life care for adolescents and young adults with cancer.
This qualitative study explores clinicians’ experiences with the Serious Illness Care Program 1 year after its implementation in 2 hospital wards in Canada.
This cross-sectional analysis describes symptoms among patients receiving pediatric palliative care based on parental report via a validated, structured symptom assessment measure.
This survey study explores the advance care planning choices among adults receiving maintenance dialysis who hold religious or spiritual beliefs.
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