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Keyword: palliativecare

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  • Authentic Compassion: Pain Treatment at the End of Life

    05/02/2012 3:38:52 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/2/12 | Denise Hunnell, M.D.
    In 1994, Dr. Charles Cleeland authored a study that found that 42% of cancer patients with pain were receiving inadequate therapy for their pain. This led to the Health and Human Services (HHS) guidelines for more aggressive pain management and the ubiquitous question about your level of pain “on a scale of 1 to 10” every time you visit the doctor for any reason. The interest in pain management was actually a response to the push for legalized assisted suicide. Advocates of assisted suicide claimed that uncontrolled pain justified aiding cancer patients to end their lives. At the time, there...
  • Dying well: Witnessing death enhances the lives of palliative care workers

    12/14/2010 4:37:27 PM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    The Calgary Herald ^ | 12/12/10 | The Calgary Herald
    The idea of dying is a source of discomfort for many, but as a new study proves, death instils in its witnesses a healing wisdom which defies our habitual attempts to deny or control it. University of Calgary researcher Shane Sinclair completed a cross-country study on the impact of death on palliative care workers and the results, recently published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, prove how wrongheaded society's ingrained thinking about end-of-life issues remains. Sinclair's study is based on interviews with palliative care staff from doctors and nurses to janitors and volunteers in five major Canadian cities, including Calgary....
  • The term 'palliative care' in the Health Care bill is where euthanasia comes in.

    07/17/2009 7:14:50 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 20 replies · 1,391+ views
    Free Vulcan ^ | 7-17-2009 | Vanity
    The odious term in the Mandatory End of Life Counseling section of the Health Care bill is 'palliative care'. 7 term 'advance care planning consultation' means a con 8 sultation between the individual and a practitioner de 9 scribed in paragraph (2) regarding advance care planning, 10 if, subject to paragraph (3), the individual involved has 11 not had such a consultation within the last 5 years. Such 12 consultation shall include the following: 4 An explanation by the practitioner of the 5 continuum of end-of-life services and supports avail 6 able, including --> palliative care <-- and hospice, and...
  • How will you die? (the money quote about Soros)

    02/26/2008 5:50:13 PM PST · by BMC1 · 42 replies · 407+ views
    Business Day ^ | 2/20/2008 | GRAEME ADDISON
    “Death has replaced sex as the taboo subject of our times,” said one of the world’s richest men and leading philanthropists, George Soros, when he launched the Project Death in America fund at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons in 1994. It promotes euthanasia or assisted suicide, and has been succeeded by the Open Society Institute’s International Palliative Care Initiative . Soros’s mother committed suicide, as a member of the Hemlock Society . His father died a lingering death from cancer, and Soros was “disappointed” at the way the old man clung miserably to life.
  • US Palliative Care Academy Drops Opposition to Assisted Suicide

    03/08/2007 4:17:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 501+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/8/07 | Gudrun Schultz
    GLENVIEW, Illinois, March 8, 2007 ( – The leading US authority on palliative care has adopted a position of “studied neutrality” on the issue of physician-assisted suicide, following on the heels of a similar statement released by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association in November. The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine released a policy statement following approval by the AAHPM board of directors on Feb.14, 2007. “The AAHPM recognizes that deep disagreement persists regarding the morality of PAD,” the document states. “Sincere, compassionate, morally conscientious individuals stand on either side of this debate. AAHPM takes a position...
  • Plant could hold secret for new pain medication

    01/17/2006 10:17:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 1,172+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 17, 2006 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    Associated Press WASHINGTON — The dog hopped on three legs, pain from bone cancer so bad that he wouldn't let his afflicted fourth paw touch the floor. His owner was bracing for euthanasia when scientists offered a novel experiment: They injected a fiery sap from a Moroccan plant into Scooter's spinal column — and the dog frolicked on all fours again for several months. The chemical destroyed nerve cells that sensed pain from Scooter's cancer, not helping the tumor but apparently making him no longer really feel it. The dramatic effect in dogs has researchers from the National Institutes of...
  • End-of-Life forum to be presented at SPC Seminole Campus

    11/09/2005 12:11:36 AM PST · by BykrBayb · 28 replies · 858+ views
    Seminole Beacon ^ | Nov. 9, 2005
    SEMINOLE – Death and dying, hospice, palliative care, advanced directives, living wills and bereavement are among the end-of-life issues to be presented by the Applied Ethics Institute of St. Petersburg College at the college’s Digitorium on the Seminole Campus on Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 to 9 p.m. The free forum will be moderated by Mary Tittle, Ph.D., RN, College of Nursing, St. Petersburg College and begin with presentations from David A. Weiland, M.D., The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast; Patricia Thieleman, Ph.D., RN, College of Nursing, St. Petersburg College; and Hanna Osman, Ph.D., College of Public Health, University of South...