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Palace of Care – Confusion

Palliverse

We agreed that CPR would be inappropriate as well as other life-prolonging treatments. We thought our patient was dying and we promised to keep them comfortable. The patient’s spouse told us clearly that they had discussed their wishes for no resuscitation. We were asked how much time was left.

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Pediatric Hospice Care

Shining Light Hospice

Instead, it’s about shifting the focus from curative treatments to comfort and quality of life. Hospice care can be provided concurrently with curative or life-prolonging treatments in pediatric patients, an approach known as palliative care. Choosing pediatric hospice care is an intensely personal decision.

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Confronting Stigma From Opioid Use Disorder in Cancer Care

Pallimed

Ie, is dying in 2 months from untreated cancer alongside suboptimally treated OUD an acceptable alternative to dying in 1 year from properly treated cancer alongside suboptimally treated OUD (for a patient who wants cancer treatment)? Patients with SUD often require multiple engagements with different treatments before achieving remission.

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How Long Can You Be in Palliative Care?

Seasons Hospice

This type of request is often made by those wishing to avoid life-prolonging treatments such as ventilation or artificial nutrition when there is no hope for recovery. In some cases, the advance directive will indicate that palliative care should be used without limitation until death occurs.

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Can a Hospice Patient Go to the Emergency Room or Hospital?

Shining Light Hospice

While it is true that in order to qualify for Hospice Services, a patient must be certified with a terminal illness that may end life within six months, it is by no means inferior care. The focus of Hospice Care is not curative, meaning no traditional life prolonging treatment such as chemo or surgery are continued.

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Palace of Care – You Are All On My Side

Palliverse

She made me promise that no life prolonging treatments would be given to her, as she did not want her existence extended. She really didn’t mind how she went, as long as she died quickly, was her answer. I promised to abide by her wishes, and that we would always try to make her more comfortable.

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Understanding the Variability in Care of Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Dementia

GeriPal

Many residents dying with untreated symptoms, often after multiple high hospitalizations, life prolonging treatments, and very little specialty palliative care. Alex: We talked about how it’s such a tough place to integrate palliative care with high staff turnover. Alex: What hope is there?