This randomized clinical trial compares the effects of family meetings led by palliative care specialists vs intensive care unit teams on anxiety and depression among families of patients with chronic critical illness.
This Viewpoint discusses the characteristics of palliative care and population health and describes how synergies between these disciplines might improve quality of care, especially for older persons with life-limiting illnesses.
This Viewpoint calls for increased research funding and focus on palliative care as a twin approach when initiating cancer-directed treatment as soon as patients receive their diagnosis.
This study uses polling data and published surveys, state and country databases, interview studies, and death certificate studies to review the legal status of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide and the available data on attitudes and practices in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
This Viewpoint discusses the risks and benefits of antimicrobial use, an approach to decision making in prescribing antimicrobials, and the next steps in improving infection management for patients at the end of life.
This Viewpoint urges the development of systems to help patients with serious illness and their families understand palliative care options.
This Medical News & Perspectives article discusses the challenges of end-of-life care and how innovations in health care delivery can change the decision-making and care process.
Omuro and DeAngelis review the clinical management of malignant gliomas, including genetic and environmental risk factors such as cell phones, diagnostic pitfalls, symptom management, specific antitumor therapy, and common complications.