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News tagged ‘EndOfLife’ clear

  • In a study led by Dr. Aileen Chen, nearly two-thirds of patients did not understand that radiation treatments intended only to ease their symptoms would not cure their disease.

Tags: BasicResearch, EndOfLife

  • A study led by Dr. Aileen Chen shows nearly two-thirds of patients with terminal lung cancer did not understand that radiation treatments intended only to ease their symptoms, but would not cure their disease.

Tags: BasicResearch, EndOfLife

  • A study led by Dr. Aileen Chen shows nearly two-thirds of patients with terminal lung cancer did not understand that radiation treatments intended only to ease their symptoms, but would not cure their disease.

Tags: BasicResearch, EndOfLife

  • A study being led by Dr. Rachelle Bernacki could one day help create a guide for doctors to talk to patients about end-of-life planning.

Tags: BasicResearch, EndOfLife

  • A study by Dr. Tracy Balboni shows terminally ill patients who receive spiritual support from religious communities tend to get more intensive end-of-life care.

Tags: EndOfLife, PopulationScience

  • Dr. Susan Block discussed how making a routine of the care-planning process can accustom patients to the difficult choices they soon may be faced with, such as whether to transition to hospice care.

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  • A study by Dr. Susan Dale Block found that the less money spent on medical care at the end of a person’s life resulted in a better death experience.

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  • A study by Dr. Tracy Balboni found that oncologists cited a lack of training as one reason why their terminally ill patients do not receive spiritual care at the end of life.

Tags: EndOfLife, PatientSupport

  • In a recent national study led by Dr. Jane Weeks, 69 percent of those with stage 4 lung cancer and 81 percent of those with stage 4 colon cancer failed to understand that chemotherapy was not at all likely to cure their cancer.

Tags: chemotherapy, EndOfLife

  • A study by Jennifer Mack published in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that while most patients with advanced cancer have had end-of-life discussions, they tend to occur during acute hospital care and focus on advance directives rather than advance care planning.

Tags: EndOfLife

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