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News tagged ‘EndOfLife’ clear

  • 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

  • Dana-Farber researchers find that patients with deeper religious beliefs often prefer and receive aggressive end-of-life treatment.

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  • 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 researchers.

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  • 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.

Tags: EndOfLife

  • 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 Hospital Boston.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, EndOfLife

  • 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.

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  • 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 clinical needs.

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  • "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.

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  • 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.

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