Hospice
Hospice care is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient's pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional...
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Palliative care
This short video explains what palliative care is and what palliative care teams do to help those with serious illness.
End-Of-Life Chemotherapy: Does It Do More Harm Than Good?
The decision over if or when to stop chemotherapy is a heart-wrenching one many cancer patients and their families eventually face. Now a new study, published online today in JAMA Oncology, suggests t...
10 Countries With The Best Care For The Dying
We all want a high quality of life. But what about the quality of death? What constitutes a peaceful death can mean many things to different people, but it frequently includes the quality of care they...
Narcotic Painkillers Actually Prolong Pain, Study Finds
As paradoxical as this may sound, a new CU-Boulder study reveals that opioids like morphine have now been shown to cause an increase in chronic pain in lab rats, findings that could have far-reaching ...
28 Ways To Keep Migraines From Ruining Your Life
Everyone has a different ritual for getting through their migraines. For some people it's about prescription meds or over-the-counter pain relief, and for others it's holistic treatments like essentia...
Annie's Story: How A System's Approach Can Change Safety Culture
*Please feel free to download and/or use this video as a teaching tool. Annie's story is an example of how healthcare organizations seeking high reliability embrace a just culture in all they do. Thi...
Hospice care in the United States
Hospice care in the United States is a type and philosophy of end-of-life care whichfocuses on the palliation of a terminally ill patient's symptoms. These symptoms can be physical, emotional, spiritu...
Hospice care in the United States - Wikipedia
Palliative care
Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to specialised medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, an...
Palliative care - Wikipedia
Trinity – the hospice in the Fylde
Trinity – the hospice in the Fylde is a purpose built hospice on Low Moor Road (formerly Low Moor Lane) in Greenlands, Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire, England. It is set in landscaped gardens and it h...
LivHOME
LivHOME, Inc is a home care provider for seniors operating in seven states of the United States. LivHOME provides non-medical caregiving and care management after a clinical assessment has determined ...
Narcotic Painkillers Actually Prolong Pain, Study Finds
As paradoxical as this may sound, a new CU-Boulder study reveals that opioids like morphine have now been shown to cause an increase in chronic pain in lab rats, findings that could have far-reaching ...
Odyssey Healthcare
Odyssey Healthcare, Inc. (now operating as a subsidiary of Gentiva Health Services, Inc.) is a for-profit provider of hospice services that was co-founded in 1995 by Richard R. Burnham (Dick) and Dav...
Hospice Savannah
Hospice Savannah is a non-profit hospice based in Savannah, Georgia that was started in 1979. Hospice Savannah provides its services to an average of 250 terminally ill patients at a time in Chatham, ...
ASA physical status classification system
The ASA physical status classification system is a system for assessing the fitness of cases before surgery. In 1963 the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) adopted the five-category physical ...
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is a professional organization for physicians specializing in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, headquartered in Chicago, IL. Membership...
Patient safety
Patient safety is a new healthcare discipline that emphasizes the reporting, analysis, and prevention of medical error that often leads to adverse healthcare events. The frequency and magnitude of avo...
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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004) was a Swiss-American psychiatrist, a pioneer in near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying (1969), whe...
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross - Wikipedia
Medical harm
A medical error is a preventable adverse effect of care, whether or not it is evident or harmful to the patient. This might include an inaccurate or incomplete diagnosis or treatment of a disease, in...
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Cicely Saunders
Dame Cicely Mary Saunders, OM, DBE, FRCS, FRCP, FRCN (22 June 1918 – 14 July 2005) was an English Anglican nurse, social worker, physician and writer, involved with many international universities. Sh...
Cicely Saunders - Wikipedia