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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

 


Critical Conversations: Say This, Not That

5 May, 2020 | 04:32h | UTC

Critical Conversations: Say This, Not That – CHEST

 


Editorial: Is CPR Justified for Hospital Patients with Covid-19?

7 Apr, 2020 | 04:26h | UTC

Editorial: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation after Hospital Admission with Covid-19 – The BMJ

“This pandemic has changed the risk-benefit balance for CPR: from “there is no harm in trying” to “there is little benefit to the patient, and potentially significant harm to staff.””

 


Guidance: Allocation of Scarce Critical Care Resources During a Public Health Emergency

3 Apr, 2020 | 04:00h | UTC

Allocation of Scarce Critical Care Resources During a Public Health Emergency – University of Pittsburg

Commentary: A system to allocate scarce ventilators and ICU beds gains traction for not counting any group out – STAT

 


COVID-19: Ethical Guidance Published for Frontline Staff Dealing with Pandemic

2 Apr, 2020 | 04:11h | UTC

Ethical guidance published for frontline staff dealing with pandemic – Royal College of Physicians

Related: An Ethicist on How to Make Impossible Decisions – The Atlantic

 


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

 


The Importance of Addressing Advance Care Planning and Decisions About Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders During Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

30 Mar, 2020 | 01:33h | UTC

The Importance of Addressing Advance Care Planning and Decisions About Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders During Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) – JAMA

 


Video: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Fairly Rationing ICU Care

30 Mar, 2020 | 01:30h | UTC

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Fairly Rationing ICU Care – JAMA

 


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)

 


Cohort Study: Association of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment with ICU Admission Among Patients Hospitalized Near the End of Life

16 Feb, 2020 | 21:01h | UTC

Association of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment with ICU Admission Among Patients Hospitalized Near the End of Life – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment and Limiting Overtreatment at the End of Life (free for a limited period)

 


Randomized Trial: Palliative Care Associated with Benefits Among Patients with Parkinson Disease

12 Feb, 2020 | 07:18h | UTC

Comparison of Integrated Outpatient Palliative Care With Standard Care in Patients With Parkinson Disease and Related Disorders: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Neurology (free)

Editorial: Palliative Programs for Persons With Parkinsonism—The Next Frontier (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life, Symptom Burden of Patients With Parkinson Disease – AJMC (free) AND Palliative care could benefit people with Parkinson’s – OnMedica (free)

 


Perspective: CPR, by Default

2 Feb, 2020 | 19:45h | UTC

CPR, by Default – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

 


[Abstract Only] Meta-Analysis: Cannabinoids Not Effective for Cancer-Related Pain

31 Jan, 2020 | 01:26h | UTC

Cannabinoids for adult cancer-related pain: systematic review and meta-analysis – BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Cannabinoids No Help for Cancer Pain, Concludes Meta-Analysis – Medscape (free registration required)

Related: NICE Guideline: Cannabis-Based Medicinal Products (free guideline and resources on the subject)

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized Controlled Trial of Advance Care Planning Video Decision Aid for the General Population

23 Jan, 2020 | 01:53h | UTC

Randomized Controlled Trial of Advance Care Planning Video Decision Aid for the General Population – Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


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)

 


Viewpoint – Treatment Decisions for a Future Self: Ethical Obligations to Guide Truly Informed Choices

16 Jan, 2020 | 03:34h | UTC

Treatment Decisions for a Future Self: Ethical Obligations to Guide Truly Informed Choices – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Author Interview: Treatment Decisions for a Future Self (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

 


Observational Study: Implementation of a Hospital-Based Palliative Care Program Linked to Reduced Use of Intensive Care During Terminal Hospitalizations

12 Jan, 2020 | 20:55h | UTC

Association Between the Implementation of Hospital-Based Palliative Care and Use of Intensive Care During Terminal Hospitalizations – JAMA Network Open (free)

 


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)

 


Meta-Analysis: Acupuncture may Reduce Pain Intensity in Patients with Cancer

5 Jan, 2020 | 13:19h | UTC

Clinical Evidence for Association of Acupuncture and Acupressure With Improved Cancer Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – JAMA Oncology (free)

Commentaries: Acupunture may help reduce cancer pain, analysis finds – UPI (free) AND Acupuncture, acupressure may help cancer patients control pain – MedicalXpress (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)

 


[Abstract Only] Study: Early Palliative Care Consultation May Positively Impact the Care of High Risk, Critically Ill Patients

6 Nov, 2019 | 08:31h | UTC

Early Palliative Care Consultation in the Medical ICU: A Cluster Randomized Crossover Trial – Critical Care Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Source: EvidenceAlerts

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Machine Learning Approaches to Predict 6-Month Mortality Among Patients with Cancer

27 Oct, 2019 | 23:34h | UTC

Machine Learning Approaches to Predict 6-Month Mortality Among Patients With Cancer – JAMA Network Open (free)

Commentary: Algorithm Identifies Cancer Patients in Need of Advance Care Planning Conversations – Penn Medicine (free)

 


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)

 


Study: Changes in End-of-Life Practices in European Intensive Care Units From 1999 to 2016

7 Oct, 2019 | 01:12h | UTC

Changes in End-of-Life Practices in European Intensive Care Units From 1999 to 2016 – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: A Measured Dose of Optimism for the Evolution of ICU-Based Palliative Care (free for a limited period)

 


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