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Documentation of Advance Care Planning for Community-Dwelling Elders
Advance planning for end-of-life care has gained acceptance, but actual end-of-life care is often incongruent with patients' previously stated goals. We assessed the flow of advance care planning information from patients ...
Ethical and Legal Issues in End-of-Life Care
The doctor has a responsibility to develop and maintain an effective approach to ethical decision making and the skills to implement the correct moral action. At the heart of this process is the experience and knowledge ...
The Critical Role of Religion: Caring for the Dying Patient From an Orthodox Jewish Perspective
Culturally competent medical care for the dying patient by families and health care professionals is a challenging task especially when religious values, practices, and beliefs influence treatment decisions for patients ...
The Use of Grounded Theory in Palliative Care: Methodological Challenges and Strategies
BACKGROUND: The need for research methods that are suited to evaluate important issues and phenomena in palliative care has established different qualitative research approaches during the last years. This article describes ...
Community Nurses' Experiences of Ethical Dilemmas in Palliative Care: A Swedish Study
AIM: The aim of this study was to highlight community nurses' experiences of ethical dilemmas in palliative care. BACKGROUND: There are many studies on palliative care but research on how community nurses experience ethical ...
Ethical Challenges in the Provision of End-of-Life Care in Norwegian Nursing Homes
As in other Western countries, most Norwegian nursing home patients are suffering from multi-pathological conditions and a large majority of them will die in the nursing home. End-of-life care represents many challenges, ...
An Intervention to Improve Respiratory Therapists' Comfort With End-of-Life Care
BACKGROUND: Respiratory therapists (RTs) are often involved in treating seriously ill and dying patients, but receive little instruction in end-of-life care. Prompted by several difficult cases, we developed an interdisciplinary ...
Finding Comfort in End-of-Life Care
Palliative Care and Involvement of Anaesthesiology: Current Discussions
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize various developments related to palliative care, especially related to ethical issues. To emphasize the involvement of anaesthesiology in palliative care. RECENT FINDINGS: Euthanasia has ...