HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
NIH convenes State-of-the-Sceince Conference on Improving End-of-Life Care

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will hold a State-of-the-Science Conference on Improving End-of-Life Care, December 6-8, 2004 at the Natcher Conference Center on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. A press briefing will be held at the close of the conference, at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8.

Improvements in medical science and health care have gradually changed the nature of dying. Death is no longer likely to be the sudden result of infection or injury, but is now more likely to occur slowly, in old age, and at the end of a period of chronic illness. As a result, a demographic shift is beginning to occur that will include an increase in the number of seriously ill and dying people at the same time that the number of caregivers decreases. These ongoing changes present a number of quality-of-care issues that will impact the healthcare system.

This conference will bring together researchers and practitioners in various aspects of end-of-life care and research, to examine and synthesize the scientific evidence available to answer five key conference questions:

  • What defines the transition to end of life?
  • What outcome variables are important indicators of the quality of the end of life experience for the dying person and for the surviving loved ones?
  • What patient, family, and health care system factors are associated with improved or worsened outcomes?
  • What processes and interventions are associated with improved or worsened outcomes?
  • What are future research directions for improving end-of-life care? During the first day and part of the second day of the conference, experts will present the latest findings in end-of-life research to an independent panel. The panel will then meet in executive session to weigh the evidence before them and prepare its statement assessing the state of the science. The panel will present its draft statement for public comment at 9:00 a.m. on Wedne
    '"/>


  • Contact: Kelli Marciel
    marcielk@od.nih.gov
    301-496-4819
    NIH/Office of the Director
    29-Nov-2004


    Page: 1 2

    Related medicine news :

    1. Hopkins convenes consensus conference to develop blueprint for nationwide matching program
    2. Science of better convenes operations researchers in Denver
    3. NIH convenes state-of-the-science conference on preventing youth violence
    4. NIH convenes Consensus Development Conference on Total Knee Replacement
    5. Worlds largest scientific society convenes regional meeting May 30 - June 2 in Chicago
    6. Chemical society convenes regional meeting in Lawrence, Kan., Oct. 23-25
    7. NIH convenes workshop on menopausal hormone therapy
    8. Chemical society convenes regional meeting in San Antonio, October 17-20
    9. Conference convenes on ibogaine, a controversial drug to treat heroin addiction
    10. ESMO Scientific & Educational Conference (ESEC)
    11. Press advisory: White House Conference on Aging Forum

    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:


    (Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... military at the same time by providing Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course ... the world’s premier prehospital trauma education developed in cooperation with the American College ...
    (Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... world countries to hospitals in the United States, it’s a threat that is ... current obstacles facing infection prevention and offers strategies for the healthcare community to ...
    (Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... The Radiology Business Management Association ... The annual awards, now in their 12th year, are among the most prestigious in ... In 2016, the awards were retooled to recognize achievements in both large budget (over ...
    (Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) ... found at 9618 Huebner Road. The clinic is the group’s 7th location in San ... Dr. Ali Higgins, PT, will provide care from the clinic, which opened March 22, ...
    (Date:3/24/2017)... Orion, MI (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 ... ... insurance assistance, financial planning, and related services to families and business owners across ... initiative aimed at feeding regional families struggling with financial difficulties. , The Oxford/Orion ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
    (Date:3/24/2017)... NEW YORK , March 24, 2017 ... ... Research, a leading publisher of cannabis market research, the legal ... 27 percent CAGR through 2021, despite conflicting signals from the ... Analytics, points out that the two biggest drivers of growth ...
    (Date:3/24/2017)... 24, 2017 Global Ampoules Market ... definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Ampoules ... development history, competitive landscape analysis, and major regions, development ... ... 105 pages providing 10 company profiles and 183 tables ...
    (Date:3/24/2017)...  HealthMine surveys with 9,250 insured consumers fielded from ... members want help from their plans in five key ... health, 2) help closing gaps in care, 3) better ... 5) relevant, real-time guidance. Meeting these needs is essential ... A Reason to Stay Engaged in ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology:
    Cached News: