Palliative home care and emergency department visits in the last 30 and 90 days of life: a retrospective cohort study of patients with cancer.

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Evaluate the association of specialist palliative home care (HC) on emergency department (ED) visits in the 30 and 90 days prior to death.This retrospective cohort study using administrative data identified […]

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Validity and reliability of the Japanese version of the Peace, Equanimity, and Acceptance in the Cancer Experience (PEACE) questionnaire.

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the validity and reliability of the Japanese version of the Peace, Equanimity, and Acceptance in the Cancer Experience questionnaire (PEACE-J) and to […]

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Advance Care Planning Among Chinese Americans Through a Web-Based Culturally Tailored Education Program.

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At any time, a medical crisis could result in an individual too sick to make one’s own health care decisions. Advance care planning (ACP) is an important step to ensure […]

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Health Professionals’ Perspectives of the Role of Palliative Care During COVID-19: Content Analysis of Articles and Blogs Posted on Twitter.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in health professionals facing unprecedented challenges and changes in practice. Responding to humanitarian crises involves saving lives and reducing suffering and as such, palliative care […]

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How doctors actually (do not) involve families in decisions to continue or discontinue life-sustaining treatment in neonatal, pediatric, and adult intensive care: A qualitative study.

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Intensive care doctors have to find the right balance between sharing crucial decisions with families of patients on the one hand and not overburdening them on the other hand. This […]

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A Portuguese trial using dignity therapy for adults who have a life-threatening disease: Qualitative analysis of generativity documents.

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Dignity therapy (DT) is a brief, individualized intervention, which provides terminally ill patients with an opportunity to convey memories, essential disclosures, and prepare a final generativity document. DT addresses psychosocial […]

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Facilitating advance care planning in the general practice setting for patients with a chronic, life-limiting illness: protocol for a phase-III cluster-randomized controlled trial and process evaluation of the ACP-GP intervention.

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Advance care planning (ACP), a process of communication about patients’ preferences for future medical care, should be initiated in a timely manner. Ideally situated for this initiation is the general […]

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Brief Engagement and Acceptance Coaching for Hospice Settings (the BEACHeS study): results from a Phase I study of acceptability and initial effectiveness in people with non-curative cancer.

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Transitioning into palliative care is psychologically demanding for people with advanced cancer, and there is a need for acceptable and effective interventions to support this. We aimed to develop and […]

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Evaluation of Antibiotic Initiation Tools in End-of-Life Care.

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Hospice patients are frequently confronted with potentially infectious complications necessitating antibiotic consideration. Information regarding the appropriate use of antibiotics and their impact on symptom management in hospice patients are unknown.This […]

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How can we ensure the success of specialised palliative home-care? A qualitative study (ELSAH) identifying key issues from the perspective of patients, relatives and health professionals.

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Specialised palliative home-care supports patients with life-limiting diseases in their familiar surroundings. The number of palliative care teams and patients being cared for is increasing worldwide. To assess and improve […]

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Documentation of older people’s end-of-life care in the context of specialised palliative care: a retrospective review of patient records.

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Palliative care focuses on identifying, from a holistic perspective, the needs of those experiencing problems associated with life-threatening illnesses. As older people approach the end of their lives, they can […]

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Video decision support tool promoting values conversations in advanced care planning in cancer: protocol of a randomised controlled trial.

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Views on advance care planning (ACP) has shifted from a focus solely on treatment decisions at the end-of-life and medically orientated advanced directives to encouraging conversations on personal values and […]

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Combining paid work and family care for a patient at the end of life at home: insights from a qualitative study among caregivers in the Netherlands.

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Population ageing, an emphasis on home-based care of palliative patients and policies aimed at prolonging participation in the labour market are placing a growing demand on working family caregivers. This […]

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What Surrogates Understand (and Don’t Understand) About Patients’ Wishes After Engaging Advance Care Planning: A Qualitative Analysis.

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The goal of advance care planning (ACP) is to improve end-of-life decision-making for patients and their spokespersons, but multiple studies have failed to show substantial or consistent benefit from ACP. […]

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End-of-life care preferences among cancer patients in Southern Thailand: a university hospital-based cross-sectional survey.

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End-of-life care preferences may be highly individual, heterogenic, and variable according to culture and belief. This study aimed to explore preferences and factors associated with end-of-life care among Thai cancer […]

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