Navigation Links
Terminally Ill: End Of Life Choices

Canada: Terminally ill Canadians are not so much concerned about where they die, rather they prefer to be able to die in the right environment and circumstance// , according to Queen's University Professor of Medicine Daren Heyland. This was part of a National study on end-of-life care that was led by Dr. Heyland, research director in the Department of Medicine at Kingston General Hospital that avidly sought patients’ point of view regarding how they would wish to die. The study revealed that most terminally ill expressed that dying at home was not as important as having faith and confidence in the Doctors that took care of them. The ratio of terminally ill Canadians dying in Hospital Vis a Vis home is 7:10, which means seven out of every 10 Canadians die in hospital.

This is one among the five studies purported to be conducted by the team. During the course of their study, they will address different facets of terminally ill patient care, examine satisfaction levels, preferences in place of death, knowledge about the disease treatment measures, and recovery rates.

In Dr. Heyland’s words, Our research focus is to describe, understand, evaluate, and ultimately, improve communication and decision-making at the end of life. We believe the knowledge and tools generated by our research efforts will inform strategies to improve the quality of and satisfaction with end of life care.

The research teams from Queen’s are additionally supported by Sam Shortt (Centre for Health Services and Policy Research), Joan Tranmer (School of Nursing) and Miu Lam (Community Health and Epidemiology).

Results of the study are published in the current edition of the Canadian Medical Journal

Source: Eureka


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Terminally Ill Patients Could Be Offered A Better Life
2. Terminally Ill deserves a better quality of Life
3. Terminally Ill Children Require Home Care
4. Terminally Ill Cancer Patients Are Not Getting Cash Benefits
5. Report Calls For Better Implementation Of Last Wishes of Terminally Ill
6. Terminally Ill Patients Asked To Depute People To Make Decisions
7. Learning About Healthy Diet Choices Begins At Schools
8. Wider Addictive Choices – Now, Tanned Addicts
9. Big Brands Ensure Lasting Influences In Dietary Choices.
10. Decision-Making Enabled By Neurons: Value Assigned To Available Choices.
11. Maternal Food Choices Determine Risk of Overweight Kids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight ... app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 ... their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ... and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether ... latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, ... their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to ... came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... TX (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... People ... part in Genome magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and ... an award to be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 The vast majority ... outpatient dialysis facility.  Treatments are usually 3 times a ... per visit, including travel time, equipment preparation and wait ... but especially grueling for patients who are elderly and ... skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers for some duration of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... FRANKLIN, Tenn. , June 23, 2016 ... for automating, integrating and transforming the patient ... launch of several innovative new products and ... depth of its revenue cycle offerings. These ... establish more efficient workflows, remain compliant in ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today ... policy research organization as its newest member.  ... vice president and chief scientific officer, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, ... NPC Board of Directors. ... joined us in support of our efforts to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: