Do Aggressive Treatments in the Last Week of Life Harm Quality of Death?
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2007 April; 55(4, Supplement): S2
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Associations Between End-of-Life Discussions, Patient Mental Health, Medical Care Near Death, and Caregvier Bereavement Adjustment Wright, Alexi A.; Zhang, Baohui; Ray, Alaka; Mack, Jennifer W.; Trice, Elizabeth; Balboni, Tracy; Mitchell, Susan L.; Jackson, Vicki A.; Block, Susan D.; Maciejewski, Paul K.; Prigerson, Holly G. (2008-10-08)CONTEXT: Talking about death can be difficult. Without evidence that end-of-life discussions improve patient outcomes, physicians must balance their desire to honor patient autonomy against a concern of inflicting psychological ...
Death and Dying Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About End-of-Life Care and Related Perspectives and Ethical Issues, Including End-of-Life Symptoms and Treatments, Pain Management, Quality-of-Life Concerns, the Use of Life Support, Patients' Rights and Privacy Issues, Advance Directives, Physician-Assisted Suicide, Caregiving, Organ and Tissue Donation, Autopsies, Funeral Arrangements, and Grief, Along With Statistical Data, Information About the Leading Causes of Death, A Glossary, and Directories of Support Groups and Other Resources Shannon, Joyce Brennfleck (2006)
Religious Coping and Use of Intensive Life-Prolonging Care Near Death in Patients With Advanced Cancer Phelps, Andrea C.; Maciejewski, Paul K.; Nilsson, Matthew; Balboni, Tracy A.; Wright, Alexi A.; Paulk, M. Elizabeth; Trice, Elizabeth; Schrag, Deborah; Peteet, John R.; Block, Susan D.; Prigerson, Holly G. (2009-03-18)CONTEXT: Patients frequently rely on religious faith to cope with cancer, but little is known about the associations between religious coping and the use of intensive life-prolonging care at the end of life. OBJECTIVE: To ...