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Palliative Care

Redefining Palliative Care – a New Consensus-based Definition

13 May, 2020 | 01:44h | UTC

Redefining Palliative Care – a New Consensus-based Definition – Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

 


Pandemic Palliative Care: Beyond Ventilators and Saving Lives

1 Apr, 2020 | 05:55h | UTC

Pandemic palliative care: beyond ventilators and saving lives – Canadian Medical Association Journal

Commentary: A COVID-19 palliative care pandemic plan: An essential tool – Canadian Medical Association Journal

Related: The Importance of Addressing Advance Care Planning and Decisions About Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders During Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) – JAMA AND Covid-19: The role of palliative care had to be adapted to manage this “ultra-emergency” – The BMJ Opinion AND COVID-19: decision making and palliative care – Swiss Medical Weekly AND COVID-19 pandemic: palliative care for elderly and frail patients at home and in residential and nursing homes – Swiss Medical Weekly AND End-of-life care in the Emergency Department for the patient imminently dying of a highly transmissible acute respiratory infection (such as COVID-19) – Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine

 


Guideline: The Palliative Care of Patients with Incurable Cancer

16 Mar, 2020 | 07:42h | UTC

The Palliative Care of Patients with Incurable Cancer – Deutsches Ärzteblatt international (free)

 


Palliative Sedation: A Safety Net for the Relief of Refractory and Intolerable Symptoms at the End of Life

22 Jan, 2020 | 09:06h | UTC

Palliative sedation: A safety net for the relief of refractory and intolerable symptoms at the end of life – Australian Journal of General Practice (free)

 


Special Issue: Practical Aspects of Palliative Care

12 Jan, 2020 | 21:25h | UTC

Homepage: Palliative Care – Medicine (free articles)

– Palliative care: introduction

– Pain control in palliative care

– Interventional management of pain in cancer and palliative care

– Nausea and vomiting in palliative care

– Constipation and malignant bowel obstruction in palliative care

– Breathlessness in advanced disease

– Psychiatric conditions in palliative medicine

– Emergencies in palliative care

– Palliative care in non-malignant disease

– Management of less common symptoms in palliative care

– Complications of systemic anti-cancer treatment

– Care in the last hours and days of life

– Advance care-planning and clinical decision-making

– Ethical principles in end-of-life care

 


Position Statement: Palliative Care for People Living with Heart Failure

5 Jan, 2020 | 13:20h | UTC

Palliative care for people living with heart failure: European Association for Palliative Care Task Force expert position statement – Cardiovascular Research (free)

 


ACOG Committee Opinion: Perinatal Palliative Care

3 Dec, 2019 | 00:32h | UTC

Perinatal Palliative Care – American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (free)

Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (free statement)

 


NICE Guideline: End of Life Care for Adults

17 Oct, 2019 | 08:35h | UTC

End of life care for adults: service delivery – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)

Related: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th Edition – National Consensus Project’s (free)

 


Position Paper: Withholding and Withdrawing Life-support in Adults in Emergency Care

25 Sep, 2019 | 08:31h | UTC

Withholding and withdrawing life-support in adults in emergency care: joint position paper from the French Intensive Care Society and French Society of Emergency Medicine – Annals of Intensive Care (free)

 


Review: Improving the Quality of Life of People with Advanced Respiratory Disease and Severe Breathlessness

18 Sep, 2019 | 02:29h | UTC

Improving the quality of life of people with advanced respiratory disease and severe breathlessness – Breathe (free)

Related Guideline: Danish respiratory society position paper: palliative care in patients with chronic progressive non-malignant lung diseases – European Clinical Respiratory Journal (free)

 


Position Statement: Palliative Care for People Living with Heart Failure

8 Aug, 2019 | 08:28h | UTC

Palliative Care for people living with heart failure – European Association for Palliative Care Task Force expert position statement – Cardiovascular Research (free PDF)

Related Reviews: Palliative Care for Patients With Heart Failure – American College of Cardiology (free) AND Approach to advanced heart failure at the end of life – Canadian Family Physician (free) AND Palliative Care in Heart Failure: Rationale, Evidence, and Future Priorities – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (free) AND How Medicine Has Changed the End of Life for Patients With Cardiovascular Disease – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (free) AND Dilemmas in end-stage heart failure – Journal of Geriatric Cardiology (free) AND It’s Time to Talk: Challenges in Providing Integrated Palliative Care in Advanced Congestive Heart Failure. A Narrative Review – Cardiology Reviews (free) AND Palliative Care Interventions for Patients with Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (free)

Related Randomized Trial: Palliative Care in Heart Failure (link to abstract and commentaries)

 


Systematic Review: Palliative Care for People with Dementia Living at Home

25 Jul, 2019 | 01:32h | UTC

Palliative care for people with dementia living at home: A systematic review of interventions – Palliative Medicine (free)

 


Care Redesign Survey: The Power of Palliative Care

13 Jun, 2019 | 07:37h | UTC

Care Redesign Survey: The Power of Palliative Care – NEJM Catalyst (free)

 


Review: Implementing Advance Care Planning with Community-Dwelling Frail Elders Requires a System-wide Approach

29 May, 2019 | 10:44h | UTC

Implementing advance care planning with community-dwelling frail elders requires a system-wide approach: An integrative review applying a behaviour change model – Palliative Medicine (free)

 


Strategies to Relieve Dyspnea in Patients with Advanced Chronic Respiratory Diseases

24 May, 2019 | 05:16h | UTC

Strategies to relieve dyspnoea in patients with advanced chronic respiratory diseases. A narrative review – Pulmonology (free)

 


The Escalating Global Burden of Serious Health-related Suffering: Projections to 2060 by World Regions, Age Groups, and Health Conditions

24 May, 2019 | 05:17h | UTC

The escalating global burden of serious health-related suffering: projections to 2060 by world regions, age groups, and health conditions – The Lancet Global Health (free)

Invited Commentary: Global palliative care: from need to action – The Lancet Global Health (free)

“Immediate global action to integrate palliative care into health systems is an ethical and economic imperative.”

 


Optimizing Cancer Pain Management in Resource-limited Settings

19 May, 2019 | 21:55h | UTC

Optimizing cancer pain management in resource-limited settings – Supportive Care in Cancer (free)

 


The Development of Pathways in Palliative Medicine: Definition, Models, Cost and Quality Impact

15 May, 2019 | 06:34h | UTC

The Development of Pathways in Palliative Medicine: Definition, Models, Cost and Quality Impact – Healthcare (free) (via @Abraham_RMI)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Recommendations for the Care of Patients Receiving Conservative Kidney Management

22 Apr, 2019 | 22:28h | UTC

Recommendations for the Care of Patients Receiving Conservative Kidney Management – Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology (free for a limited period)

 


Midazolam: Safety of Use in Palliative Care

15 Apr, 2019 | 02:13h | UTC

Midazolam: Safety of use in palliative care: A systematic critical review – Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy (free)

 


Advance Care Planning in Dementia: Recommendations for Healthcare Professionals

11 Mar, 2019 | 11:47h | UTC

Advance care planning in dementia: recommendations for healthcare professionals – Palliative Care: Research and Treatment (free)

Related Guideline: Guideline: Advance Care Planning in Dementia (free)

See also: New Document for Patients: Advanced Health Directive for Dementia (free document and commentaries) AND Alzheimer’s? Your Paperwork May Not Be in Order – The New York Times (free)

 


Medical-Ethical Guidelines: Management of Dying and Death

8 Mar, 2019 | 02:59h | UTC

Medical-ethical guidelines: Management of dying and death – Swiss Medical Weekly (free)

Among other topics, this comprehensive guideline discusses assisted suicide in patients not facing imminent death. Under the Swiss Criminal Code, assisting suicide is not an offense.

 


Systematic Review: Limitation of Life-Sustaining Care in the Critically Ill

26 Feb, 2019 | 02:25h | UTC

Limitation of Life-Sustaining Care in the Critically Ill: A Systematic Review of the Literature – Journal of Hospital Medicine (free PDF for a limited period)

Related: Dying with Dignity in the Intensive Care Unit – New England Journal of Medicine (free) AND Palliative care in intensive care units: why, where, what, who, when, how – BMC Anesthesiology (free) AND Ten key points about ICU palliative care – Intensive Care Medicine (free) AND Guidelines for the withdrawal of life-sustaining measures – Intensive Care Medicine (free) AND End-of-life in the ICU: moving from ‘withdrawal of care’ to a palliative care, patient-centred approach – British Journal of Anaesthesia (free) AND New concepts in palliative care in the intensive care unit – Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva (free) AND The Changing Role of Palliative Care in the ICU – Critical Care Medicine (free)

 


Meta‐analysis on Non‐opioid Analgesics in Palliative Medicine

18 Feb, 2019 | 17:02h | UTC

Systematic review and meta‐analysis on non‐opioid analgesics in palliative medicine – Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle (free)

 


Systematic Review: Palliative Care Initiation in Pediatric Oncology Patients

16 Feb, 2019 | 14:02h | UTC

Palliative care initiation in pediatric oncology patients: A systematic review – Cancer Medicine (free)

 


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