A palliative-care specialist discusses his role with terminally ill patients who want to hasten death by not eating or drinking.
How do clinicians respond to the sizable volume of patients with end-stage renal disease but who don't want conventional care?
However, a third of patients with Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, which documented their choices for interventions, received care they had specified against.
Study findings indicate unmet palliative-care needs among subset of end-stage kidney-disease patients.
Talking about the sensitive topic positively affects patients' feeling of wellness and care, study shows.
On Sunday, former first lady Barbara Bush, 92, disclosed that she would no longer seek medical treatment for her congestive heart failure, and chose to have “comfort care” at her Houston home.
Mechanical ventilation may be lifesaving, but in certain patient cases it may prolong suffering without a clear benefit.
The American Hospital Association today recognized the University of Washington’s Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence for its role in caring for people with l