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Background: Currently available prognostic models for noncancer patients lack high levels of discrimination. Therefore, the quest for additional prognostic factors must continue. To date, none have utilized the occurrence of wounds as a prognostic factor. Methods: As a prospective observational...
Objective: To determine the pattern and characteristics of palliative care (PC) consultations in patients with stroke and compare them with the characteristics of nonstroke consultations. Methods: The palliative care program at Strong Memorial Hospital (SMH) was established in October 2001. SMH...
Purpose: This study aimed to measure symptom burden prior to antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation in a population of adults with low CD4 presenting for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care and treatment in Uganda, and to explore the relationship between World Health Organization (WHO)...
Introduction: The moment when a physician raises the possibility of discontinuing palliative chemotherapy at the end of life is a critical moment in the illness, and a difficult conversation. Expert recommendations cite the importance of giving bad news in these situations but there is limited...
Background: Kokua Kalihi Valley is one of the first federally qualified community health centers offering home-based palliative care (HBPC). Kokua Kalihi Valley serves low-income, immigrant populations from Asia and the Pacific Islands, whose end-of-life needs are rarely addressed. Our team...
Background: The development of palliative care educational programs is ongoing in Japan. To assess the effectiveness of educational programs for general nurses, it is necessary to develop scales for evaluating them. Aims: The aims of this study were to develop two scales to measure the...
Context: Palliative care programs have the opportunity to intercede and provide supportive care to parents whose families have been impacted by their children's illnesses. By understanding how families are impacted, programs can refine their service provision and investigate unmet needs....
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