Dr. William E. Paul, an immunologist who was credited with focusing the federal government’s disparate AIDS research programs in the 1990s on developing innovative therapies that saved millions of lives, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 79. The cause…
The aim of the current study is to examine the association between patients’ performance status and the effect of chemotherapy on Quality of Life in the last week of life.
Hospice care may start closer to the end of life for residents of assisted living facilities than for people receiving care at home, a recent study finds.
Studies have shown that among those suffering with cancer, significant pain occurs in 30-40% throughout the spectrum of the disease, and in 65-85% of persons with advanced cancer. Half of seriously ill children suffer pain, and 20% of them have moderate to severe pain.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross was a doctor in Switzerland who was very unhappy about this unkindness and spent a lot of time with dying people, both comforting and studying them. She wrote a book, called ‘On Death and Dying’ which included a cycle of emotional states that is often referred to (but not exclusively called) the Grief Cycle.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross was recognized as one of the leading authorities in the field of death, dying and transition. It can be said that she was the one responsible for creating this field of study.
Studies with cancer patients have demonstrated that improving assessment can improve pain outcomes, but these studies have not been conducted in hospice or palliative care settings and have focused only on pain.