Navigation Links
Dying at Home Often Easier on Cancer Patients, Caregivers
Date:9/14/2010

By Serena Gordon
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- For people with advanced cancer, dying at home rather than the hospital results in higher quality-of-life scores at the end of life, and may be easier on the patients' caregivers as well.

A study published online Sept. 13 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that compared to people who died in intensive care units (ICU) or other areas of a hospital, when people died at home, their loved ones were less likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder or prolonged grief disorder, marked by intense, disabling grief that goes on longer than six months.

"Where someone dies has important implications for those they leave behind," said the study's lead author, Dr. Alexi Wright, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

"It's really important for people to articulate what they want. Dying at home may improve your own quality of life before death and it may improve your loved ones' grief after your death," she noted.

While most cancer patients prefer to die at home, that's not always what happens, according to background information in the study. More than one-third of cancer patients die in the hospital and 8 percent die in the intensive care unit. Almost one-quarter of Medicare costs stem from intensive care treatment during the last month of life, according to the study.

To get an idea of whether the location where death occurs is associated with a better quality of life for patients at the end of life, and whether or not the place of death affects caregivers, Wright and her colleagues recruited 342 terminal cancer patients and their primary caregivers.

The cancer patients were interviewed at the start of the study, which was a median time of about 4.5 months before they died. Their caregivers were also interviewed when the study began and th
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Embodying an Evolving Solution Set, References-Online is Now RO
2. Innovation
3. Dying cancer patient visits to emergency departments can be avoided
4. Scott & White Healthcare researchers studying investigational agent that targets breast cancer
5. Dying: Millions of women in childbirth, newborns and young children
6. The role of nurses in physician-assisted dying
7. Uninsured Americans have 50 percent higher odds of dying in hospital from heart attack or stroke
8. NJIT professor heads panel studying sudden car acceleration
9. Dying of cold
10. Parents often wait too long to treat childrens asthma symptoms
11. TV Shows Often Botch Proper Seizure Responses
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Dying at Home Often Easier on Cancer Patients, Caregivers
(Date:9/23/2014)... (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 What ... The National Quality Forum (NQF) released a ... http://www.qualityforum.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=77687 ), and an infographic ( http://bit.ly/1tX3lzA ) ... cost of healthcare, how patients define affordability, and ... to get the best possible healthcare at the ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 ... on Manhattan’s Upper West Side that embodies the ... Inhabiting Eden: Christians, Scripture and the Ecological Crisis, ... A. B. Rhodes Professor Emerita of Old Testament ... Bible for ancient wisdom that lends insight into ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number ... prescription drugs is growing, so doctors need to ... and Drug Administration warned Tuesday. In a ... widespread that it has launched a program to ... administrators about proper drug purchasing procedures. The program ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... are already obese as teenagers could grow up to ... of normal weight. So says Petter Lundborg of Lund ... of Linneas University and Lund University, all in Sweden. ... Kingdom and the United States, and the results are ... The researchers analyzed large-scale data of 145,193 Swedish-born brothers ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Both patients and healthcare professionals believe diagnosis of ... greatly outweighs the potential disadvantages of subsequent radiologic ... according to a new study published in the ... , Diagnostic tests used for cancer screening programs ... for colorectal cancer with CT colonography, abdominal and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Finding Affordable Care: Asking the Right Question is Key 2Health News:Inhabiting Eden: Christians, Scripture, and the Ecological Crisis – Public Lecture to Discuss Faith-Based Environmentalism 2Health News:Note to young men: Fat doesn't pay 2Health News:Patients accept false-positives to achieve diagnostic sensitivity 2Health News:Patients accept false-positives to achieve diagnostic sensitivity 3
... of New Molecular Entities Drops to Historic Low ... Face Increasing Competition from ... Scientific business of Thomson,Reuters today announced the availability ... Factbook, an indispensable reference,and business planning tool for ...
... welcome to out-of-state intended parents, SAN RAMON, ... decision to allow gay couples to marry strengthens ... Bay Area (RSC), one of,the state,s leading fertility ... "California,s legalization of same-sex marriage supports RSC,s,long-held ...
... for Immigration and Naturalization ready at Passport ... ... New vaccine requirements will affect,anyone who is applying for an ... status for permanent residence. Applicants,must show proof of vaccinations against vaccine-preventable ...
... Excessive IMP-3, not found in harmless moles, may be key ... produces high levels of a protein called IMP-3, which is ... researchers report. , They said the finding may offer doctors ... type of skin cancer -- from benign moles that look ...
... The American Heart,Association announces the call for ... association,s highest honor for health and science,reporting., ... and honor the career,achievements of science, health and ... in the fight against heart disease and,stroke. This ...
... County,Place Matters Team will host a three-day meeting July ... that lead to poor health outcomes,in individuals from low-income ... cities and counties will attend. Place Matters,is a national ... Health Policy Institute and is funded by the W. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Thomson Reuters Publishes CMR International's 2008 Pharmaceutical R&D Factbook, Now Available for the First Time Online 2Health News:California Supreme Court Gay-Marriage Ruling Reinforces Top Bay Area Fertility Specialists' Support for Same-Sex Couples 2Health News:USCIS Tightens Vaccination Requirements 2Health News:Protein Gives Doctors New Tool to Detect Melanoma 2Health News:Alameda County Hosts National Initiative to Reduce Health Disparities 2
(Date:9/23/2014)... 2014 According to the ... (Radiofrequency, Ultrasound, Irreversible Electroporation, Cryotherapy, Microwave), Application (General ... Global Forecasts to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, studies the ... of 2014 to 2019. The market is expected ... of 9.6% from 2014 to 2019. ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Ill. , Sept. 23, 2014  Medela announced ... Atlanta Biomedical Company (ABC), assigning Medela as the exclusive ... now known as the Medela Enteral Feeding Pump. Through ... to help NICU parents and healthcare professionals by offering ... The Medela Enteral Feeding Pump is integral to the ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... , Sept. 23, 2014 A case report ... a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart into a patient ... ventricles were reversed, along with other abnormalities. ... modifying the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart to treat a ... report and video in the Journal of Visualized Experiments ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Ablation Technologies Market Worth $3.81 Billion by 2019 2Ablation Technologies Market Worth $3.81 Billion by 2019 3Ablation Technologies Market Worth $3.81 Billion by 2019 4Medela Enters Exclusive Enteral Feeding Pump Agreement with Atlanta Biomedical Company 21st Use of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart in a 17-Year-Old Congenital Heart Disease Patient at Pediatric Hospital 21st Use of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart in a 17-Year-Old Congenital Heart Disease Patient at Pediatric Hospital 31st Use of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart in a 17-Year-Old Congenital Heart Disease Patient at Pediatric Hospital 4
... 10, 2011 In the year since a devastating earthquake ... and around the world have launched and supported projects to ... the New Year began, Rotary clubs started a $200,000 initiative ... outbreak of the waterborne disease. Rotary clubs worldwide ...
... Jan. 10, 2011 CoreLab Partners, Inc , ... Inc and Medifacts International, has launched a new advanced ... are pleased to announce the release of our proprietary ... development continuum by offering sponsors advanced technologies and integrated ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Rotary Clubs Remain Committed to Rebuilding Quake-Ravaged Haiti 2Rotary Clubs Remain Committed to Rebuilding Quake-Ravaged Haiti 3CoreLab Partners Launches Advanced Imaging Application 2CoreLab Partners Launches Advanced Imaging Application 3
... Verisyse Phakic IOL is used to ... medical term for nearsightedness. With over ... procedures performed worldwide, results prove that ... effective for very nearsighted people who ...
... CELL-DYN 3200 sets a benchmark of ... scatter for WBC, RBC, PLT and ... the needs of today's laboratory. The ... differential analysis, automated sample handling, comprehensive ...
The Mini Vidas is a compact version of the Vidas system with a built-in computer, keyboard and printer. Two independent sections each accept six tests and can process up to 12 samples simultaneously....
Inquire...
Medicine Products: