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:5/26/2016)... , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... discovery of thousands of defective respirators, according to court documents and SEC filings. ... of William and Becky Tyler v. American Optical Corporation, Case No. BC588866, Los ...
    (Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... On Memorial Day, Hope For ... their lives in military battle for the country. The nonprofit Hope For Heroes ... more programs that empower independence for disabled military veterans, as well as police, firemen, ...
    (Date:5/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... MadgeTech will be showcasing its line of data ... Hampshire at the MadgeTech headquarters. With products sold in more than 100 countries around ... including NASA. , In 2012, NASA strategically set up 17 RHTemp101A MadgeTech ...
    (Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... In an effort to provide hair restoration information to the widest ... and those who do not use the app. Dr. Mohebi, the founder of Parsa Mohebi ... Mohebi Live . , Dr. Mohebi says, “The positive response to the Snapchat videos ...
    (Date:5/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... The Lung Institute has partnered with the ... starting June 6 at their clinic in downtown Tampa. The class is complimentary for ... Institute has created a free downloadable 4 Week Smoking Cessation Guide for ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
    (Date:5/27/2016)... -- The healthcare sector is large and ... falling under its umbrella.  A rather overlooked sector are ... about, these healthcare companies are still trying to prove ... by far the largest consumer of the healthcare market ... Nutranomics Inc. (OTC: NNRX), KollagenX Corp. (OTCQB: KGNX), Bioelectronics ...
    (Date:5/26/2016)... A key trend that will ... of new treatments. Cardax, a development stage life sciences ... therapy is expected to fulfil large unmet medical needs ... studies to develop new treatments for osteoarthritis. One such ... in osteoarthritis are being investigated, and early trials of ...
    (Date:5/26/2016)... , May 26, 2016   Change ... and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services ... it entered into a strategic channel partnership ... outpatient software solutions and revenue cycle management ... hospitals and rehabilitation clinics to optimize revenue, ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology:
    Cached News: