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For children with incurable life-threatening diseases, social reintegration is an illusion. Schooling for these children is both possible and desirable, but its specific objectives must be adapted. The educational career of 30 French school children with incurable cancer was followed. Data...
To compare the quality of care for spouses of dying people in St Christopher's Hospice, London and nearby hospitals in 1994 and to make comparisons with earlier studies of the same setting, interviews were undertaken with spouses of people who had died from cancer in these settings, matched by...
To assess associations between informal caregivers' satisfaction with services delivered to their dying cancer patients and their perceptions of the duration of functional limitation and the duration of various symptoms experienced by these patients, a secondary analysis was conducted on a...
To delineate the demographic features and clinical profile of male and female individuals utilizing a respite, rehabilitation and hospice centre in London, a retrospective study of patient notes was undertaken. The subjects were 59 male and 59 female HIV patients at first admission to the...
The objective was to study attitudes and views of primary care professionals towards terminally ill cancer patients who die at home, using a cross- sectional study based in the health district of Manresa (province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) of the Catalan Health Service, involving 151...
Delirium is a frequently encountered clinical condition in palliative medicine, but it is often unrecognized and misdiagnosed. The cardinal sign of delirium is that of impaired consciousness. Writing skills are reported to be a delicate indicator of consciousness impairment, and a too...
This study explores the changing characteristics of patients admitted to Sir Michael Sobell House, Oxford, between 1978-89. These dates represent the period between the first available records and the first computerized records. Analysis is between these dates and has been undertaken to enable...
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