Tag: "wishes" at medical news

New grant fulfills wish of late Baltimore Orioles team photographer

... American Cancer Society research grant honors the wishes of long-time Baltimore Orioles team photographer Jerry Wachter, who recognized the need for increased attention to a rare but dangerous form of skin cancer that took his life in 2005. The $30,000 two-year grant to University of Washington School of M...

New book guides boomers through retirement maze

...are power of attorney that communicates his or her wishes in case of severe illness or injury. create a will and perhaps a living trust. locate and list all important possessions and documents The retirement landscape is changing, Hegland said. Many boomers dont just want to retire and play golf. They ...

Research probes seniors' plans for end-of-life care

...ic lesson about the importance of specifying one's wishes for end-of-life medical treatment. Yet, beyond ...reduce family suffering and ensure the loved one's wishes are carried out. But the true effectiveness of people's choices has yet to be examined. "It's poss...

A pioneering system allows autistic children to communicate with their environment

...aen. However, the Regional Government of Andalusia wishes to implement this project throughout the whole region. SC@UT technology tries to overcome the problems of the previous systems: it is adaptive, portable, and inexpensive. With a proper device, the user can download the software free of charge. At p...

Elsevier extends ScienceDirect ArticleChoice to academic institutes worldwide

...ArticleChoice is a low risk offer for everyone who wishes to extend access to full-text articles without having to expand his/her journal portfolio. For more information, please visit: http://info.sciencedirect.com/licensing/individual/articlechoice/ or contact globalsales@elsevier.com...

Computer predicts wishes of incapacitated patients better than family or loved ones

...ed decision tool can predict a patient's treatment wishes better than a loved one. To use the decision tool, called a "population-based treatment indicator," the doctor first enters the incapacitated patient's circumstances and personal characteristics into a computer. Perhaps, for example, the patient...

The UK's third case of vCJD associated with blood transfusion

...lications of his diagnosis, and to communicate his wishes to the clinical team and his family, making decisions and arrangements about his future care and other affairs. Specialist monitoring and investigation of high-risk groups, such as recipients of blood transfusion from a donor who developed vCJD, shou...

When pregnancies fail early, many woman choose office procedure rather than OR

... "It is important that we pay attention to their wishes and offer the services that best meet their needs," she says. ...

Low literacy increases risk of death and misunderstanding of medical consent forms

...en to the forms that allow patients to state their wishes ahead of time with regard to medical treatment and end-of-life care. "We did not design the modified consent process in order to write a paper, but because we wanted to protect patients who were enrolling in our trial," says Sudore. "Studies have ...

Identifying medical proxy should be part of routine medical care

...s "clear and convincing evidence" of prior patient wishes in case of incapacitation -- providing a safety net until more definitive planning is accomplished. Lipkin regards the routine identification of a proxy for health care as a door-opening first step for ongoing conversations between doctors, patients...

Scientists describe face transplant technique in the Lancet

... is to improve the quality of life and realise the wishes of our patients. This aim has been achieved by Devauchelle and colleagues with a degree of success that was likely not anticipated by either their appreciative patient or by the medical community at large." He adds: "The allotransplantation technique...

Anaesthetists need urgent guidance on patients who don't want to be resuscitated

...ment, but doctors will try to accommodate parents' wishes as far as is compatible with protecting the child'...ensitive and detailed exploration of the patient's wishes by the doctors caring for them, it might be that some national guidance is needed. "The Council ...

Telemedicine initiative for sub-Saharan Africa

...or telemedicine. Opened with a message of good wishes sent by Stefano Manservisi, EC Director General of Development, the meeting was held in the Conference Centre Albert Borschette. The participants included representatives of some regional African economic communities (the East African Community (EAC)...

Education improves understanding of risks of having twins -- but does this translate into action?

...am had previously researched infertility patients' wishes for the outcome of pregnancies, and found that desire for multiple births was associated with having no previous children, lower family income, younger patient age, longer duration of fertility and lack of knowledge regarding the risk of having twins...

May/June 2006 Annals of Family Medicine Tip Sheet

...tions of their role in treatment decisions, family wishes and knowledge of the patient may explain different treatment styles of demented nursing home patients with pneumonia. The authors assert that efforts to improve the care of these patients must involve consideration of the context of societal values,...

Family refusal is biggest obstacle to improving UK organ donor rate

...Tissue Act comes into force in September 2006, the wishes and consent of the individual will be paramount. This may, in time, address this aspect and emphasises the benefits of increased registrations on the NHS organ donor register, they conclude....

Women's high heart-surgery death rate may be due to infection

...ds and family members who have colds to send their wishes by phone or computer instead of visiting. Appropriate use of antibiotics is also important in patients undergoing bypass surgery. In fact, current national guidelines for bypass surgery call for patients to receive antibiotics an hour before their o...

Stroke patients regain ability to communicate through use of speech generating device

...so use it to speak for them in order to make their wishes known, for instance to order food or inform a caregiver of a need. Lingraphicare's data documents that nearly half of the subjects of its study evolved to a less severe diagnostic category of aphasia after use of the device. Over a thousand persons ...

Making the best decisions when faced with the risks of premature delivery

... is not because resuscitation occurred against the wishes of the parents, but rather that the atmosphere and policies of the hospital may have an effect on the parents' final decision. The experience, expectations, and training of the hospital staff could also play a role in the outcomes of neonatal counse...

What the news and the movies leave out: Behind the scenes of disaster aid

...pull aid agencies off course. "It is driven by the wishes and emotions of the general public that provide financial support and political mindspace. It is driven by the media which shapes the disaster in the mind of the public, and the agencies. It is driven by the local political and military agendas, and ...

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