Explore the latest in end-of-life care, including hospice and palliative care, estimating prognosis, palliative sedation, and more.
This systematic review and meta-analysis examines the association of interventions used to improve decision-making by surrogates of patients in intensive care units with patient- and family-centered outcomes and resource use.
This Medical News article discusses how all physicians who treat seriously ill patients can integrate palliative care into their practices.
In this Medical News article, experts discuss how—or whether—the United States should have a national conversation about death and dying.
This cohort study develops and validates a deep learning algorithm using longitudinal electronic health records to predict mortality risk as a proxy indicator for identifying patients with dementia who may benefit from palliative care.
In this narrative medicine essay, a surgeon and palliative care physician describes the isolating silence that she felt her after the slaying of her father in Egypt when she was 18 years old and how that lingering silence has come to guide her when sitting with patients, when there are no words.
This narrative review provides guidance to clinicians on initiation, selection, maintenance, and weaning or withdrawal of chronic inotropes and the management of concurrent therapies in the modern heart failure landscape.
This survey study of statewide California hospitals evaluates the prevalence and institutional characteristics of hospitals and health systems that have either implemented or opted out of the state’s End of Life Option Act.
This article recalls the author’s mother’s death and the comfort a shared ritual provided the family while she died and suggests that a ritual, spiritual or otherwise, may ease the emotionally difficult experience of a loved one’s death.
This essay describes a physician’s experience with making alterations to a patient’s do-not-resuscitate order.
This study presents data regarding attitudes towards physician-assisted suicide from a survey of cognitively normal individuals enrolled in a clinical trial that required them to learn whether they have elevated amyloid-β.
This randomized clinical trial examines the effect of implementing a default order option in the electronic medical record on daily imaging utilization for patients with cancer undergoing radiotherapy during palliative care.
This systematic review and meta-analysis assesses the association of communication interventions about do-not-resuscitate code status with patient decisions and knowledge about cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
This observational analysis characterizes the first year of use of the Medicare code for advance care planning and describes beneficiaries most likely to receive advance care planning.
This study of Medicare claims analyzes utilization patterns for new Current Procedural Terminology codes for advance care planning visits.
This cluster randomized clinical trial evaluates the effect of a communication quality-improvement intervention on a goal-concordant care and peacefulness at the end of life among oncology clinicians and patients with advanced cancer.
This essay describes a physician’s experience treating a young woman with myocardial infarction.
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