Navigation Links
Improved Communication may Help to Accept the Death of Loved Ones With Poise

Hospitals that use a simple strategy of enhancing communication with family members of patients dying in the intensive care unit can greatly reduce post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression after their loved one dies, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in San Francisco on Monday, May 21.

The multicenter trial found that family members who engaged in an average of 30 minutes of a family conference with the patients physician and received an in-depth bereavement booklet had a lower prevalence of post-traumatic stress syndrome after 90 days (44.6% compared with 69.2% for family members who went through a 20-minute family conference and did not receive the bereavement booklet). The group that received more counseling was also less likely to have symptoms of anxiety (44.6% vs. 67.3%), and depression (28.6% vs. 55.8%).

The study included family members of 126 patients dying in 22 ICUs in France.

The huge effect of the intervention is surprising, says lead researcher Elie Azoulay, M.D., of Hopital Saint-Louis in Paris. We cannot compare our levels of family symptoms of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress syndrome with those from other countries, he noted. We are looking forward to conducting international comparative studies or to comparing these symptoms with those from other countries.

The 15-page leaflet used in the study describes and explains end-of-life care, possible reactions after the death of a family member, how to communicate with other family members or children, and where to find assistance.

Dr. Azoulay said that families of dying patients in the ICU need information on the causes and the timing of death; the amount or level of healthcare the patient will receive; and information on the process of withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment. The patient must be comfortable at all times and family
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Improved height from administration of growth hormones
2. Improved procedure to do laproscopic esophagectomy discovered
3. Improved parent-physician communication to prevent hospitalizations for childhood asthma
4. Testicular Cancer Patients Have Improved Reproductive Outcomes After Treatment
5. Improved cure and activity level seen among patients treated by Vertebroplasty.
6. New Cardiac Angiography Technique For Improved Imaging Of Coronary Veins
7. Minister claims Chinas Epidemic Control System Improved
8. Quality Platelets and Improved Blood Availability No Longer a Pipe Dream
9. Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery Has Improved Accuracy
10. Latest Version of Echocardiography Provides Improved Pictures of the Heart
11. Improved Bone Grafts With Bioactive cement scaffold
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Improved Communication may Help Accept the Death Loved Ones With Poise

(Date:12/26/2014)... December 26, 2014 Plugin and template developers ... Volume 5 Plugin for Final Cut Pro X. , “TransPack ... light tool to pull off an industry professional look” Said ... their hands on TransPack Volume 5, a new level of ... a set of over 50 Final Cut Pro X transitions ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... AZ (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 ... source for the best in heating, cooling and ... for 24 hour emergency services in 2014 with ... alike know that Arizona is known for its ... company that understands the intricacies and details of ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... TX (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 The ... to 2023” focuses on the current treatment landscape, unmet ... cancer market. TS-1 is an anti-cancer drug which is ... orally and is also used for treating gastric cancer ... and otastat potassium. The drug was first approved in ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The short film “Color of Honor” by young director/producer ... true 9/11 hero, Welles Remy Crowther. It has been chosen ... of Nuremberg International Short Film Festival and the 8th International ... and director Luciana Lagana plays the mother of the ... Gregory Graham - Graham plays a heroic policeman ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... updated its blog to provide professional shopping tips on wedding and ... LunaDress.co.uk come with big discounts, up to 80 percent off. , ... to be a most exciting memory and can show off a ... a wedding. On the updated fashion blog, ladies can now find ... day . , Going out with friends to a party is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Today a new plugin was announced from Pixel Film Studios, TransPack Volume 5 for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:TS-1 Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 2Health News:TS-1 Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 3Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 2Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 3Health News:LunaDress Provides Professional Tips On Shopping Wedding And Prom Dresses 2
... MORRISVILLE, Pa., Oct. 15 Managing Myeloma ... website for multidisciplinary professionals, announces the opportunity for fellows ... December 2009 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in ... hotel accommodations, and a per diem for ...
... Dr. ... Radio and in Print , ... (Vocus) October 15, 2009 -- Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. , a women,s health specialist ... to control the citizen,s money, health options, businesses, liberty, and ultimately, citizen,s lives. "It is ...
... ... to inform our users that the life saving medications they or their loved ones ... ... Recently, WarrantyElephant met with the founder of AllergySense.com, Rhonda Lewis, a WarrantyElephant user, who ...
... ... provider of interactive communication and education patient care systems, announced today that Lahey Clinic ... ... Inc., the leading provider of interactive communication and education patient care systems, announced today ...
... ... the knee amputee, and world record holder in over 10 events in running and triathlon ... Heartland Spirit of the Prairie 100 mile Trail Run in Cassoday, Kansas, Ms. Palmerio-Winters not ... division and finished in 8th place overall. , , ...
... Attorney Steve ... Review Rating(SM) from Martindale-Hubbell® - the highest rating available. , ... Baton Rouge, LA (Lexis Nexis) October 15, 2009 -- Personal ... AV® Peer Review Rating(SM) from Martindale-Hubbell. , , ,An AV® Rating is the highest ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Managing Myeloma Website Announces Fellow Scholarship Program to Attend and Report on Annual American Society of Hematology in New Orleans 2Health News:Healthcare Reform Activist Dr. Lee Vliet Speaks Out on Healthcare Reform 2Health News:WarrantyElephant Launches "MediElephant" a New Medication Reminder Service Inspired by WarrantyElephant User Rhonda Lewis, Founder of AllergySense 2Health News:Lahey Clinic selects Allen Technologies' Vigo Interactive Patient Care System 2Health News:First Female Amputee To Run a 100 Mile Trail Run Wins the Race 2Health News:Baton Rouge Personal Injury Attorney Steve Marks of Marks and Lear PLC Earns Highest Rating for Ethics and Legal Ability 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014 PuraMed BioScience®, Inc., ... over-the-counter (OTC) medicinal and healthcare products, announced it received ... H, a hemp-based, advanced headache relief product, for planned ... Colorado , Washington State ... With the MigraPure H Advanced headache relief gel ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Mass. , Dec. 23, 2014   ... ), a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products for ... Medicines Agency (EMA) of the Marketing Authorization Application ... EMA recently granted the company,s request for accelerated ... EMA,s regulatory review time.   The ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014 In response to urgent requests ... Sierra Leone , Direct Relief delivered two ... for the treatment of local health workers who contract Ebola ... dedicated Ebola care center was constructed for foreign health care ... not available for local Sierra Leonean health workers. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 2PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 3Synageva BioPharma Announces Sebelipase Alfa Marketing Authorization Application Validated By The EMA 2Synageva BioPharma Announces Sebelipase Alfa Marketing Authorization Application Validated By The EMA 3First Ebola Treatment Unit for Local Health Workers Arrives in Sierra Leone 2
... Vasomedical, Inc. ("Vasomedical") (OTC Bulletin Board: ... announced financial results of the three months ended November ... noninvasive treatment of cardiovascular diseases. In addition, the Company, ... , commenced operations on July 1, 2010 under its ...
... (NYSE: CVS ) today announced that it ... jointly lead its CVS/pharmacy business, reporting directly to Larry ... Effective immediately, Mike Bloom, EVP Merchandising and Supply Chain, ... will take over the management of the company,s retail ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Vasomedical Reports Financial Results for the Quarter Ended November 30, 2010 2Vasomedical Reports Financial Results for the Quarter Ended November 30, 2010 3Vasomedical Reports Financial Results for the Quarter Ended November 30, 2010 4CVS Caremark Announces Interim Leadership for Retail Business 2CVS Caremark Announces Interim Leadership for Retail Business 3
Drew Scientific has been making leading edge and top quality CBC systems for over 15 years.,The Excell 16/18 offers a reliable alternative for a 3 part differential....
Drew Scientific has been making leading edge, top quality CBC systems for over 15 years.,The Evolution offers all the features of the Excell 16 with the new addition of primary sample tube cap pier...
... is a pressure relief mattress overlay designed specifically ... therapy for those patient with skin breakdown or ... Patients whose body weight and size pose ... the patient or staff during the performance of ...
... BariMaxx™ II is a full-featured healthcare bed ... for the care and management of ... up to 1000 lbs. ,Large patients at ... daily weight monitoring, ,CONTRAINDICATION: ,Total weight ...
Medicine Products: