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A Call for Maternalism in Medicine | GeriPal - Geriatrics and Palliative Care Blog

by: Laura Petrillo @lpetrillz After a recent family meeting, I received a piece of feedback from a social worker that took me by surprise: "You were very maternalistic in there, but it worked," she said. I reflected on the conversation we just stepped away from.

Why hospitals need more generalist doctors and specialist nurses

New medical technologies and treatments over the past few decades have led to remarkable improvements in treating older patients. The annual death rate for an 80-year-old male in 2011 was just 5.6%, compared with 10% thirty years earlier. But health-care costs are rising inexorably due to our ageing population.

Remote healthcare for an aging population

Sep 30, Technology/Other An aging population and an increased incidence of debilitating illnesses such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease means there is pressure on technology to offer assistance with healthcare - monitoring and treatment. Research published in the International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing points to remote monitoring as offering a way to improve patient care and even accelerate medical research.

Midwives for the Dying

With the holidays approaching, it is a fitting time to think about dying. It has long been known that more people die in winter than any other season, but a 2010 review of nearly 60 million U.S. deaths showed that Christmas is the single most common day of death, with New Year Day close behind.

Fighting to Honor a Father's Last Wish: To Die at Home

Joseph Andrey was 5 years old in 1927 when his impoverished mother sold him to the manager of a popular vaudeville act. He was 91 last year when he told the story again, propped in a wheelchair in the rehabilitation unit of a nursing home where it seemed as though age and infirmity had put a different kind of price on his head.

Panel Urges Overhauling Health Care at End of Life

The country's system for handling end-of-life care is largely broken and should be overhauled at almost every level, a national panel concluded in a report released on Wednesday. The 21-member nonpartisan committee, appointed by the Institute of Medicine, the independent research arm of the National Academy of Sciences, called for sweeping change.

My Palliative Care Moment, Tasha Schoppee

Palliative Care Coordinator at Baptist Health shares her #mypalliativecaremoment

Debbie's Palliative Care Story

This is Debbie's palliative care story. Debbie is a hair dresser, a business owner and a proud grandmother diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Debbie was in a great amount of pain while receiving treatment for her illness. Then she found palliative care and as a result is back to work doing what she loves.

Canadian Virtual Hospice :: Home :: For Professionals :: Tools for Practice

Our clinical team has compiled recommended protocols, advanced practices, along with assessment and evaluation tools to help support your practice in palliative care and terminal illness.

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Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality.

Food and the Dying Patient

The patient had dementia and could no longer swallow. The intricate workings of the muscles of her throat were failing, and she was no longer able to move food or liquids reliably into her stomach. Instead, they too frequently ended up in her lungs, and she drowned a little more with every swallow.

Grief Through A Child's Eyes

Kids have to say goodbye to loved one, too. Going to 'grief camp' helps them find a way.

Hospice grants patient's wish with surprise book signing

Hospice of Washington County made one patient's dream come true on Thursday.

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