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End-of-Life Care

DNR Completion at End of Life Influenced by Perception of Caregiver Support

Results of a new study indicated that patients with terminal cancer are more likely to have completed a do-not-resuscitate order when they prefer, and believe that their caregiver prefers, comfort at the end of life.

End-of-Life Care

While having an advance plan for end-of-life decisions has increased in cancer patients, aggressive treatments near the end of life continue to occur.

The best, most likely, and worst-case prognostic framework is a helpful tool for discussing median survival with patients in a way that enables them to make sense of the data.

Researchers have identified eight specific physical signs associated with death within 3 days, which can help clinicians and families in making care decisions.

I do not want politicians passing laws to tell us how to practice. The legislative process cannot keep pace with changes in medicine.

Cancer patients who received hospice care during the last year of life had fewer hospitalizations and lower overall costs than patients outside of hospice.

Her recent history was marked by a rather rapid decline over the past 2 months. Long dormant melanoma now spread widely. Her family filled the room. She sat there, still, eyes closed, the pale yellow of advanced liver failure painted on every inch of her body.

A consequence of Measure 1, which may or may not be a "personhood" amendment, is that IVF and other infertility services in North Dakota will end.


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