News tagged ‘EndOfLife’ clear
- People with advanced cancer felt they received little or no spiritual
support from religious communities and the medical system, according to a
new survey. However, those who did receive such support reported a
better quality of life.
- "Is my grief normal?" That is one of the most common questions posed by
people who have lost a loved one. A new study by Dana-Farber researchers
has helped answer that question by affirming the commonly accepted
stages of grief — disbelief, yearning, anger, depression, and acceptance
— and the sequence in which these emotions occur.
- Advances in pain and palliative care for adults have been significant in
the past decade due in part to increased recognition, support and use
by caregivers and patients. While acknowledging that lessons from adults
can be borrowed to help pediatric patients, an international team of
pediatric palliative care specialists is also calling for increased
research to address children's differing physical, psycho-social and
- Dana-Farber has been chosen as a "national learning lab" that
other hospitals across the nation can consult with to improve their
palliative (end-of-life) care programs.
- Expanded use of palliative care services is associated with
enhanced communications between families and caregivers, improved
symptoms management, and better quality of life for children dying from
cancer, according to study by researchers at Dana-Farber and Children's
Tags: ChildhoodCancer, EndOfLife
- Black patients with advanced cancer were more likely than whites
to die in a hospital intensive care unit, reflecting a greater
preference among blacks for life-extending treatment even in the face of
a terminal prognosis, according to a study led by researchers at
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
- Patients who reported having end-of-life discussions with
their physicians were more likely to prefer comfort care over
aggressive, life-extending therapies, according to Dana-Farber
- Dana-Farber researchers find that patients with deeper religious beliefs
often prefer and receive aggressive end-of-life treatment.
- A new study of racial disparities in end-of-life (EOL) care suggests
improved communication could close a current gap in how black and white
cancer patients' treatment preferences are honored.
Tags: EndOfLife, Disparities
- Researchers found that patients whose doctors and nurses support their
spiritual needs have better quality of life near death and receive less
aggressive end-of-life medical care.