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News tagged ‘EndOfLife’ clear

  • Researchers say the findings underscore the importance of managing patients' pain, and of communicating with parents about the tools available for easing progressive pain.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, EndOfLife

  • "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.

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 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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  • 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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  • Terminal cancer patients who receive chemotherapy in the last months of their lives are less likely to die where they want and are more likely to undergo invasive medical procedures than those who do not receive chemotherapy.

Tags: chemotherapy, EndOfLife

  • A new study by Dana-Farber researchers shows terminally ill cancer patients who have an early talk with their physician about care at the end-of-life are less likely to receive aggressive therapy – and more likely to enter hospice care – than patients who delay such discussions until the days and weeks before death.

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  • As more terminally ill patients choose to spend their final days and weeks in hospice care rather than a hospital, the hope is the use of intensive and costly hospital services would decline. A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers shows for one group of terminally ill cancer patients, that is not what is happening.

Tags: EndOfLife, OvarianCancer

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