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WHO provides guidance to address the shortage of quality palliative care services.

14 Oct, 2021 | 09:59h | UTC

News release: WHO takes steps to address glaring shortage of quality palliative care services – World Health Organization

See Guidance:

Assessing the development of palliative care worldwide: a set of actionable indicators – World Health Organization

Quality health services and palliative care: practical approaches and resources to support policy, strategy and practice – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Survey finds misperceptions associated with palliative care are widespread – stigma may be perpetuated by those who falsely believe they understand its meaning.

11 Oct, 2021 | 23:54h | UTC

Public knowledge and attitudes concerning palliative care – BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Choosing Wisely: Seven things physicians and residents/patients should question in long term care.

7 Oct, 2021 | 10:31h | UTC

Seven Things Physicians and Residents/Patients Should Question – Canadian Society for Long Term Care Medicine

See complete lists of low-value practices: Choosing Wisely U.S. / Choosing Wisely UK / Choosing Wisely Australia AND Choosing Wisely Canada

 


SILENCE Randomized Trial: In patients at the end of life, prophylactic subcutaneous scopolamine butylbromide reduces the occurrence of the death rattle (noisy breathing caused by mucus in the upper respiratory tract).

6 Oct, 2021 | 09:54h | UTC

Effect of Prophylactic Subcutaneous Scopolamine Butylbromide on Death Rattle in Patients at the End of LifeThe SILENCE Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Preventing Death Rattle With Prophylactic Subcutaneous Scopolamine Butylbromide – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Author interview: Scopolamine Butylbromide for Preventing End-of-Life Death Rattle – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Never Waste a Pandemic: Strategies to Increase Advance Care Planning Now.

29 Sep, 2021 | 10:22h | UTC

Never Waste a Pandemic: Strategies to Increase Advance Care Planning Now – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


Palliative and End-of-Life Care: Prioritizing Compassion Within the ICU and Beyond.

22 Sep, 2021 | 09:57h | UTC

Palliative and End-of-Life Care: Prioritizing Compassion Within the ICU and Beyond – Critical Care Medicine

 


Podcast: Advance Your Care Planning.

21 Sep, 2021 | 08:51h | UTC

#295 Advance Your Care Planning with Dr. Rebecca Sudore – The Curbsiders

 


‘Do not resuscitate’ decision recorded for only 1 in 5 very sick hospitalized older patients, study finds

14 Sep, 2021 | 08:40h | UTC

‘Do not resuscitate’ decision recorded for only 1 in 5 very sick older patients, study finds – News Medical

Original study: Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions for older medical inpatients: a cohort study – BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

 


Medical, ethical, and legal aspects of end-of-life dilemmas in the intensive care unit.

7 Sep, 2021 | 10:37h | UTC

Medical, ethical, and legal aspects of end-of-life dilemmas in the intensive care unit – Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

 


Care of the adult cancer patient at the end of life: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines.

7 Sep, 2021 | 10:34h | UTC

Care of the adult cancer patient at the end of life: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines – ESMO Open

 


Perspective | That ‘damn machine’: the dark side of mechanical ventilators in the ICU.

25 Aug, 2021 | 09:04h | UTC

That ‘damn machine’: the dark side of mechanical ventilators in the ICU – STAT

 


Variations in end-of-life practices in intensive care units worldwide: a prospective observational study.

20 Aug, 2021 | 08:51h | UTC

Variations in end-of-life practices in intensive care units worldwide (Ethicus-2): a prospective observational study – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Effect of early palliative care on end-of-life health care costs: a population-based, propensity score–matched cohort study.

18 Aug, 2021 | 08:30h | UTC

Effect of Early Palliative Care on End-of-Life Health Care Costs: A Population-Based, Propensity Score–Matched Cohort Study – JCO Oncology Practice

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic review: Prescribing practices, patterns, and potential harms in patients receiving palliative care – “many patients receiving palliative care receive multiple medications closer to the time of death”.

11 Aug, 2021 | 08:23h | UTC

Prescribing practices, patterns, and potential harms in patients receiving palliative care: A systematic scoping review – Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharmacy

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


NCCN Guidelines Insights: Palliative Care.

4 Aug, 2021 | 09:02h | UTC

NCCN Guidelines® Insights: Palliative Care, Version 2.2021 – Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

 


Moral uncertainty: A case study of Covid-19.

28 Jul, 2021 | 10:05h | UTC

Moral uncertainty: A case study of Covid-19 – Patient Education and Counseling

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review: Ethics in extracorporeal life support.

23 Jul, 2021 | 10:29h | UTC

Ethics in extracorporeal life support: a narrative review – Critical Care

 


Advance Care Planning for people with dementia: recognizing moral dilemmas faced by physicians.

28 May, 2021 | 08:14h | UTC

Advance Care Planning for people with dementia: recognising moral dilemmas faced by physicians – The Mental Elf

Original study: Which moral barriers and facilitators do physicians encounter in advance care planning conversations about the end of life of persons with dementia? A meta-review of systematic reviews and primary studies – BMJ Open

 


Opinion | Reconceptualizing how to support surrogates making medical decisions for critically ill patients.

17 May, 2021 | 08:08h | UTC

Reconceptualizing How to Support Surrogates Making Medical Decisions for Critically Ill Patients – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 


General anesthesia in end‐of‐life care: extending the indications for anesthesia beyond surgery

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:26h | UTC

General anaesthesia in end‐of‐life care: extending the indications for anaesthesia beyond surgery – Anaesthesia

News release: Medical and ethical experts say ‘make general anesthesia more widely available for dying patients’ – Association of Anaesthetists

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Study: Protocoled time-limited trials among critically ill patients with advanced medical illnesses were associated with reduction of nonbeneficial ICU treatments

13 Apr, 2021 | 05:16h | UTC

Evaluation of Time-Limited Trials Among Critically Ill Patients With Advanced Medical Illnesses and Reduction of Nonbeneficial ICU Treatments – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Time-Limited Trials and Potentially Nonbeneficial Treatment in the ICU—Willing to Wait for It – JAMA Internal Medicine AND Time-limited trials may decrease the length of stay of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit – 2 Minute Medicine

Author interview: Time-Limited Trials Among Patients With Advanced Illness to Reduce Nonbeneficial ICU Treatments

Related review: Time-limited trial of intensive care treatment: an overview of current literature – Intensive Care Medicine

 


Long-term mortality of elderly patients after intensive care unit admission for COVID-19

14 Apr, 2021 | 02:09h | UTC

Long-term mortality of elderly patients after intensive care unit admission for COVID-19 – Intensive Care Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic review | Hospital at home: home‐based end‐of‐life care

17 Mar, 2021 | 02:31h | UTC

Hospital at home: home‐based end‐of‐life care – Cochrane Library

Summary: Home-based end-of-life care – Cochrane Library

 


Comparison of palliative care delivery in the last year of life between adults with terminal noncancer illness or cancer

11 Mar, 2021 | 07:55h | UTC

Comparison of Palliative Care Delivery in the Last Year of Life Between Adults With Terminal Noncancer Illness or Cancer – JAMA Network Open

Commentary: People with dementia receive fewer palliative referrals than those with cancer: study – McNight’s

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Integrated palliative and oncology care for patients receiving treatment for acute myeloid leukemia

26 Feb, 2021 | 08:25h | UTC

Integrated Palliative and Oncology Care for Patients Receiving Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia – The ASCO Post

Original article: Effectiveness of Integrated Palliative and Oncology Care for Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Oncology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


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