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Background:Ageing nations have growing needs for end of life care, but these have never been projected in detail. We analysed past trends in place of death (1974—2003) and projected likely trends to 2030 in England and Wales and from these need for care.Methods:Mortality trends and forecasts...
Previous studies involving palliative patients suggest a preference for dying at home. The purpose of this paper is to examine, prospectively, patient and family caregiver preferences for, and congruence with, location of death for hospitalized patients with cancer and end-stage medical...
Background: Specialist palliative care (SPC) services in Ireland are well developed by international standards. However, standardized information on all patients of SPC services is not collected so the proportion of patients seen with a noncancer diagnosis is just an estimate at 5%. Aims: To...
Background: It is possible that patients with advanced cancer, who are from the medical profession, have different or additional care needs than other patients. Previous training, professional experiences and access to information and services may influence their needs and subsequent illness...
Fatigue is one of the most frequent symptoms in palliative care patients, reported in .80% of cancer patients and in up to 99% of patients following radio- or chemotherapy. Fatigue also plays a major role in palliative care for noncancer patients, with large percentages of patients with HIV,...
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