Explore the latest in end-of-life care, including hospice and palliative care, estimating prognosis, palliative sedation, and more.
This JAMA Patient Page explains palliative care and its role in the care of people living with Parkinson disease.
This cohort study describes the ventilatory support provided within 30 days of death in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, cancer, or dementia.
This stepped-wedge cluster randomized clinical trial assesses the effect of a clinician-directed intervention combining machine learning mortality predictions with behavioral nudges vs usual care on motivating serious illness conversations between clinicians and patients with cancer.
This Viewpoint discusses barriers to quality end-of-life care during the COVID-19 pandemic, including limited staffing, inadequate access to palliative medications, and restrictive visitation policies, and calls for proactive surge planning through organizational and policy reforms to facilitate symptom relief and comfort for patients dying in the pandemic.
This cross-sectional study examines friend and family perceptions of quality of end-of-life care for individuals enrolled in Medicare Advantage at time of death vs those enrolled in traditional Medicare.
This Arts and Medicine feature reviews That Dragon, Cancer, a 2016 video game that challenges players to love and care for a 4-year-old with brain cancer whose treatment options gradually narrow and disappear.
This meta-analysis estimates the association between palliative care and health care use, disease-generic and disease-specific measures of quality of life, and symptom burden among adults with noncancer illness.
This Viewpoint discusses the considerations and challenges affecting the palliative care specialty and delivery of palliative care in the COVID-19 era, as well as potential solutions.
This cohort study explores the concept, processes, implications, and outcomes of liver organ donation after a donor’s death from euthanasia in the Netherlands and Belgium.
This essay describes a cardiologist’s experience being on the other side of the conversation, as a family member of a dying patient.
This Special Communication summarizes consensus recommendations from the World Brain Death project, an international collaborative created to establish minimum standards for diagnosing brain death/death by neurologic criteria (BD/DNC) in children and adults across a broad range of settings and clinical circumstances.
This case series examines the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients who received intervention by a novel coronavirus disease 2019 palliative care response team, focused on providing high-quality goals-of-care conversations in time-critical situations.
This randomized clinical trial examines the effect of an early palliative care telehealth intervention over 16 weeks on the quality of life, mood, global health, pain, and resource use of patients with advanced heart failure.
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