Music At The End Of Life: Bringing Comfort And Saying Goodbye Through Song And Story, 2013 Wilfrid Laurier University
Music At The End Of Life: Bringing Comfort And Saying Goodbye Through Song And Story, Amy Clements-Cortés
Music Faculty Publications
Music has been an important part of the human existence across all continents and cultures since the beginning of recorded time. It is used, for example, in the celebration of happy events, for religious rituals, and to acknowledge the death of loved ones, often as part of spiritual and symbolic rituals. Although the formal and structured use of music as a component of care for individuals in end-of-life palliative care and hospice systems is relatively new in the world of contemporary medicine, its use is growing rapidly and is appreciated by both those providing the music and those receiving the …
Learner-Based Teaching In Hospice And Palliative Care, 2013 Otterbein University
Learner-Based Teaching In Hospice And Palliative Care, Paul D. Longenecker
Health and Sport Sciences Faculty Scholarship
No abstract provided.
Palliative Care For The Medically Complex Child, 2013 George Washington University
Palliative Care For The Medically Complex Child, Melanie Anspacher, Neha H. Shah
**From the AAMC website: Contains time-sensitive information that will likely be inaccurate, obsolete, or irrelevant by August 12, 2016**
Children with special health care needs are increasingly prevalent in US hospitals. The pediatric hospitalist is often the primary provider of inpatient care for these patients. The Complex Care Curriculum was developed to provide a multi-modal educational curriculum for providers with the overall goal of improving inpatient care for this population. The curriculum is composed primarily of a series of topic-specific learning modules. This particular resource was created to provide pediatricians with educational materials related to palliative care for the medically …
Education And Referral Criteria: Impact On Oncology Referrals To Palliative Care., 2013 Palliative Care Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1202 Penn Tower, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
Education And Referral Criteria: Impact On Oncology Referrals To Palliative Care., Barbara Reville, Joanne Reifsnyder, Deborah B Mcguire, Karen Kaiser, Abbie Santana
Department of Family & Community Medicine Faculty Papers
OBJECTIVE: To describe a quality improvement project involving education and referral criteria to influence oncology provider referrals to a palliative care service.
METHODS: A single group post-test only quasi-experimental design was used to evaluate palliative care service (PCS) referrals following an intervention consisting of a didactic presentation, education outreach visits (EOV) to key providers, and referral criteria. Data on patient demographics, cancer types, consult volume, reasons for referral, pre-consult length of stay, overall hospital stay, and discharge disposition were collected pre-intervention, then post-intervention for 7.5 months and compared.
SETTING AND SAMPLE: Attending oncologists, nurse practitioner, and house staff from the …
An Ehealth System Supporting Palliative Care For Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Randomized Trial, 2013 University of Wisconsin–Madison
An Ehealth System Supporting Palliative Care For Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Randomized Trial, David H. Gustafson, Lori L. Dubenske, Kang Namkoong, Robert Hawkins, Ming-Yuan Chih, Amy K. Atwood, Roberta Johnson, Abhik Bhattacharya, Cindy L. Carmack, Anne M. Traynor, Toby C. Campbell, Mary K. Buss, Ramaswamy Govindan, Joan H. Schiller, James F. Cleary
Community & Leadership Development Faculty Publications
BACKGROUND: In this study, the authors examined the effectiveness of an online support system (Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System [CHESS]) versus the Internet in relieving physical symptom distress in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
METHODS: In total, 285 informal caregiver-patient dyads were assigned randomly to receive, for up to 25 months, standard care plus training on and access to either use of the Internet and a list of Internet sites about lung cancer (the Internet arm) or CHESS (the CHESS arm). Caregivers agreed to use CHESS or the Internet and to complete bimonthly surveys; for patients, these tasks …
United States Acculturation And Cancer Patients’ End-Of-Life Care, 2013 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
United States Acculturation And Cancer Patients’ End-Of-Life Care, Alexi A. Wright, Heather Stieglitz, Yankel M. Kupersztoch, M. Elizabeth Paulk, Yookyung Kim, Ingrid T. Katz, Francisco Munoz, Rachel B. Jimenez, Jan Mutchler, Lorna Rivera, Anthony L. Back, Holly G. Prigerson
Women’s and Gender Studies Faculty Publication Series
Background: Culture shapes how people understand illness and death, but few studies examine whether acculturation influences patients’ end-of-life treatment preferences and medical care.
Methods and Findings: In this multi-site, prospective, longitudinal cohort study of terminally-ill cancer patients and their caregivers (n = 171 dyads), trained interviewers administered the United States Acculturation Scale (USAS). The USAS is a 19- item scale developed to assess the degree of ‘‘Americanization’’ in first generation or non-US born caregivers of terminally-ill cancer patients. We evaluated the internal consistency, concurrent, criterion, and content validity of the USAS. We also examined whether caregivers’ USAS scores predicted patients’ …
Few U.S. Public Health Schools Offer Courses On Palliative And End-Of-Life Care Policy, 2013 George Washington University
Few U.S. Public Health Schools Offer Courses On Palliative And End-Of-Life Care Policy, Dale Lupu, Caroline Deneszczuk, Tara Leystra, Rebecca Mckinnon, Victoria Seng
Physical Therapy and Health Care Sciences Faculty Publications
Background: Palliative care has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a critical policy element for the relief of suffering, yet palliative care policy receives minimal attention in mainstream U.S. public health journals, conferences, or textbooks. In the ’90s, documentation of the lack of attention to end-of-life and palliative care in medical and nursing curricula led to concerted efforts to improve medical and nursing education in palliative care. No such educational effort has yet been directed toward public health professionals.
Objective: This study's objective was to quantify current course offerings covering palliative and end-of-life care from a public …
Gently Into The Good Night: Toward A Compassionate Response To End-Stage Illness, 2013 The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
Gently Into The Good Night: Toward A Compassionate Response To End-Stage Illness, George P. Smith Ii
End-of-life decision making by health care providers must respect individual patient values. Indeed, these values must always be viewed as the baseline for developing and pursuing patient-centered palliative care for those with terminal illness. Co-ordinate with this fundamental bioethics principle is that of beneficence or, in other words, respect for conduct which benefits the dying patient by alleviating end-stage suffering — be it physical or existential. Compassion, charity, agape and/or just common sense, should be a part of setting normative standards and of legislative and judicial responses to the task of managing death. Aided by the principles of medical futility, …
Assessing Depression In Cancer Patients : A Longitudinal Comparison Of Three Questionnaires., 2013 University of Louisville
Assessing Depression In Cancer Patients : A Longitudinal Comparison Of Three Questionnaires., Patrick Possel, Kerstin Knopf
The article by Johns et al. (1) compares the Hopkins Symptom Checklist 20-item depression scale (HSCL-20) (2), the Short-Form 36 Mental Health Inventory five-item distress scale (MHI-5) (3), and the Patient Health Questionnaire nine-item depression scale (PHQ-9) (4) in 309 adults with cancer in a longitudinal study.
A Review Of The Literature On Bilingual Education, 2012 University of Massachusetts Boston
A Review Of The Literature On Bilingual Education, Lorna Rivera
Changes in bilingual education will have an important impact on the future well-being of the growing Latino community in Massachusetts. This report summarizes some of the major research findings regarding the purposes and effectiveness of bilingual education. Questions that will be addressed include: What are the existing bilingual education models? Which bilingual education models work best? Should there be time limits for bilingual education? Do immigrants resist learning English? Does speaking another language interfere with learning? Should bilingual students be exempt from state-mandated testing? Are bilingual teachers qualified? Are bilingual education students more likely to dropout? It is hoped that …
Music Therapy To Sever The Silence Of A Childhood Holocaust Survivor, 2012 Wilfrid Laurier University
Music Therapy To Sever The Silence Of A Childhood Holocaust Survivor, Amy Clements-Cortés
Music Faculty Publications
No abstract provided.
Integrating Spiritual Care Within Palliative Care: An Overview Of Nine Demonstration Projects, 2012 City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA
Integrating Spiritual Care Within Palliative Care: An Overview Of Nine Demonstration Projects, Shirley Otis-Green, Betty Ferrell, Tami Borneman, Christina Puchalski, Gwen Uman, Andrea Garcia
Medicine Faculty Publications
No abstract provided.
Holistic Comfort And Bereavement Of Families Receiving Prenatal Hospice Support During The Loss Of An Unborn Child With Lethal Anomalies, 2011 Gardner-Webb University
Holistic Comfort And Bereavement Of Families Receiving Prenatal Hospice Support During The Loss Of An Unborn Child With Lethal Anomalies, Sally S. Smith
Nursing Theses and Capstone Projects
The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore the grieving process and coping mechanism of families that was faced with the impeding loss of their unborn child. Grief is a very lonely process.
The aim of this research is to examine how parents cope with the lost of an unborn child with the aid of perinatal hospices. Giving families a broader range of options in regards to continuing their pregnancy. Each family has a right to choice what option is right for them. Choices should be in the hands of the family in regards to continuing with their pregnancy …
Refractory Pain, Existential Suffering, And Palliative Care: Releasing An Unbearable Lightness Of Being, 2011 The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
Refractory Pain, Existential Suffering, And Palliative Care: Releasing An Unbearable Lightness Of Being, George P. Smith Ii
Since the beginning of the hospice movement in 1967, “total pain management” has been the declared goal of hospice care. Palliating the whole person’s physical, psycho-social, and spiritual states or conditions is central to managing the pain which induces suffering. At the end-stage of life, an inextricable component of the ethics of adjusted care requires recognition of a fundamental right to avoid cruel and unusual suffering from terminal illness. This Article urges wider consideration and use of terminal sedation, or sedation until death, as an efficacious palliative treatment and as a reasonable medical procedure in order to safeguard the “right” …