Explore the latest in end-of-life care, including hospice and palliative care, estimating prognosis, palliative sedation, and more.
This Viewpoint summarizes some of the concerns and outlines the possible implications of the Medicare Advantage hospice carve-in for end-of-life care if existing trends continue.
This cohort study of older adults using long-term care services in Japan analyzes the association of the frequency of in-home end-of-life care services with increased in-home death.
This cohort study examines differences in medical expenditures in the year before death among Japanese centenarians and noncentenarians aged 75 years or older by age and sex.
This cohort study examines places of care during the last 90 days of life among recent immigrants vs long-standing residents in Ontario, Canada.
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.
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 JAMA Patient Page describes the process of creating a durable power of attorney for health care document and the reasons for having such documentation.
In this narrative medicine essay, a pulmonary and critical care physician recounts how experiencing her fiancé’s battle with cancer altered her perceptions about how family members respond when facing terminal illness: “We are never objective when it comes to ourselves or our loved ones.”
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 explains the complex emotion of hope and provides guidance to clinicians for supportively conversing about hope with seriously ill patients.
This randomized clinical trial investigated whether prophylactic scopolamine butylbromide could reduce the death rattle among patients near the end of life.
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.
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