US – Vox
End-of-life care in the United States doesn’t always work in the best interests of the patient — but it turns out that’s not a uniquely American problem at all.
US – CBS
Families of terminally ill cancer patients say end-of-life care is better when the patient is at home or in hospice care, not in the hospital intensive care unit, a new study finds.
US – Medical Express
Two studies in the January 19 issue of JAMA compare the intensity of end-of-life treatment and the likelihood of dying in a hospital between physicians and the general population.
US – Huffington Post
With the start of 2016, millions resolve to make their lives better in some way and health resolutions are popular. Yet, advance care decisions and discussions about end of life plans do not make the top 10 list.
US – Oncology Nurse Advisor
Palliative care within 2 days of admission lowered costs by 22% to 33% for patients with cancer and comorbid conditions. In addition, early palliative care reduced direct hospital costs more for patients with a higher number of coexisting conditions.
The majority of research ideas are proposed by clinicians or scientists and little is currently known about which areas of research patients feel are important.
Researchers at the Cicely Saunders Institute at King’s College London outline recently published decision support and accompanied guidance on implementing the Palliative care Outcome Scale and related Patient Reported Outcome Measures in clinical care.
Professor Bill Noble, executive medical director at Marie Curie, reflects on how the charity has increased its research funding to support the evidence base for palliative and end of life care.
Nearly 200 people gather on the Avow campus as the organization kicks off construction of its new palliative care facility.