Tag: "terminally" at medical news
Physician assisted suicide and why patients are motivated to seek death
...rrently only authorized in the state of Oregon for terminally
Saving virtual lives with nanobots goal of UH-led project
...eek and destroy infected tissue within a simulated terminally
ill patient, a University of Houston computer scie...m of nanobots within the simulated human body of a terminally
ill patient. The nanobots are injected into the blood stream to locate and collect infected tissue....
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for June 2005 (second issue)
... care that is palliative, end-of-life care for the terminally
ill; chronic home care assistance directed at private duty aid offered on an hourly basis; and, in the home, the provision of and assistance with medical equipment such as oxygen supplies, respiratory equipment, nebulized medications, infusion therap...
Conflicts pitting doctors vs. patients / kin is #1 issue in medical ethics, Canadian experts say
...range from withdrawing aggressive treatment from a terminally
ill patient to a family physician refusing a patie...rgical equipment. 6) Palliative treatment for the terminally
ill The concern of doctors over appropriate dosages of pain medication when it could potentially h...
End-of-life study to focus on needs of Sikh and Muslim patients
A new project to help terminally
ill Sikh and Muslim patients to have 'a good death' sensitive to their cultural and religious beliefs is to begin at the University of Edinburgh. The research -- the first in-depth study of its kind-- will aim to identify ways in which health profess...
Improving coping skills benefits family caregivers of hospice patients with cancer
...ational intervention for family members caring for terminally
ill cancer patients at home. Dr. McMillan, a member of the USF Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End of Life Studies, worked with a team of researchers at the USF College of Nursing, the USF School of Aging Studies, the USF Division of Geriatri...
Bigger brain size matters for intellectual ability
...ting of intelligence in 100 neurologically normal, terminally
ill volunteers, who agreed that their brains be measured after death. It found bigger is better, but there are differences between women and men. In women, verbal intelligence was clearly correlated with brain size, accounting for 36 percent of the ...
How, not where, you die matters most to terminal patients
...ing and not the location are what matter most to terminally
ill Canadians, says Queen's University Professor of Medicine Daren Heyland. A national study on end-of-life care led by Dr. Heyland, research director in the Department of Medicine at Kingston General Hospital, shows that patients rated dying at home...
What's needed for terminally ill patients to die at home?
...are are two of the key priorities needed to enable terminally
ill cancer patients to die at home, say researcher...presents an evidence based answer to the rights of terminally
ill patients to die at home with dignity," says author, Barbara Gomes. "We strongly encourage its us...
Grieving parents at increased suicide risk
...owing the death. Recent advances in caring for the terminally
ill - palliative care - mean that more and more of these patients are being cared for in the home. After the loved one has died, parents or other carers are encouraged to return any unused morphine or other painkillers (opioids) to the pharmacy for ...
New study shows the life and death importance of the doctor-patient relationship
...e inadvertently contributing to the desire of many terminally
ill patients to die sooner rather than later. The...rs and a patient's wish to hasten death focused on terminally
ill cancer patients and found that the doctor-patient relationship was an important factor in a pati...
Identifying medical proxy should be part of routine medical care
...lable to all competent patients -- not only to the terminally
ill, the very sick or the very old. Third, documentation of a competent patient's proxy preference in his/her medical record constitutes "clear and convincing evidence" of prior patient wishes in case of incapacitation -- providing a safety net until...
India-Australia cancer care research headed up by CQU academic
... avenues that can better meet the complex needs of terminally
ill patients and their families. "The findings of this study can be used to inform ideas about bestpractice for other palliative care services, both within India, Australiaand elsewhere," Mr Holewa said. The second project aims to assess the effe...
The Gerontological Society of America awards new Hartford Doctoral Fellowships
...D Dissertation topic: "Long distance caregivers of terminally
ill cancer patients: Sources of support and bereavement adjustment." Rajean Moon, MS University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Dissertation chair: Elizabeth Lightfoot, PhD Dissertation topic: "National policy diffusion of cost sharing in the 2000 reauthor...
Using morphine to hasten death is a myth, says doctor
...ek's BMJ. It follows the case of Kelly Taylor, a terminally
ill woman who went to court earlier this month for the right to be sedated into unconsciousness by morphine, even though it will hasten her death. Mrs Taylor's request to use morphine to make her unconscious under the principle of double effect is...
Significant rise in proportion of chronically ill children dying in intensive care
...re suggests that it is not being followed and that terminally
ill children are still being actively treated. This might be because the course of acute bouts of illness in children with chronic problems may not always be clear, suggest the authors. "It is equally possible that parental and societal expecta...