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2013-11-29 23:25:35

New memoir and guidebook provides step-by-step advice for friends and caregivers of loved ones dying from cancer. New York City, New York (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 Written from a caregiver’s perspective, “Inky, My Dad & Me” by Kym Motley describes emotional and physical situations that arise for terminally ill cancer patients and their caregiving network. The book covers the end-of-life phases from terminal diagnosis to Hospice care and ultimately death. The seven short chapters...

2013-05-07 12:47:26

A study by Tracy A. Balboni, M.D., M.P.H., of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, and colleagues suggests that spiritual care and end-of-life (EoL) discussions by the medical team may be associated with reduced aggressive treatment. The study included 343 patients with advanced cancer. EoL care in the final week included hospice, aggressive EoL measures (care in an intensive care unit, resuscitation or ventilation), and ICU death. Patients reporting high spiritual support from...

2013-04-16 23:04:11

April 16 is Healthcare Decisions Day, and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization stresses the importance of people talking frankly about the care they would or would not want if ever faced with a serious medical condition or life-limiting illness. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 NHPCO along with other national, state, and community organizations are raising awareness of the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. This includes completing an advance directive...

2012-11-14 11:19:52

Terminally ill cancer patients who have an early talk with their physician about care at the end-of-life are less likely to receive aggressive therapy — and more likely to enter hospice care — than patients who delay such discussions until the days and weeks before death, a new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers suggests. Having a conversation about end-of-life care several months before their condition begins to deteriorate may enable patients to think through...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.