1. Das Sterben vor Augen - was jetzt?


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    Wenn eine schwere Krankheit fortschreitet und keine Hoffnung auf Heilung besteht, treten schwierige Fragen in den Vordergrund.... Jeder hat andere und doch irgendwie die gleichen. Palliative Care kann Sie dabei unterstützen, Antworten auf Fragen zu finden, die die meisten Menschen vor dem Tod beschäftigen und Ihre ganz individuellen Bedürfnisse umzusetzen und dabei die bestmögliche Lebensqualität bis zum Schluss gewährleisten - unabhängig von Alter, Krankheit, oder davon wer Sie sind, woher Sie kommen oder was Sie in Ihrem Leben geleistet haben!

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    • Thinking Ahead: Announcement "Conversations Across California"


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      End-of-life decision making is a delicate and often avoided undertaking, this area of health literacy requires accessible information, open communication, as well as advocacy that supports self-determination as a basic right, throughout and at the end of life. Health literacy surveys reveal only 12% of adults have skills necessary to maintain health, prevent disease, and use the U.S. health care system. We know Information in the health-care system is challenging especially in stressful circumstances that includes end of life decision-making. The “Thinking Ahead: Conversations Across California” project sought to gain insight into user-centered written and oral communication that would be functional for a wide range of consumers. BRC identified key audiences of end users for “focused learning” groups from five California cities. Participants included assisted living providers and residents, users and providers of in-home supports, users and providers of hospice and health care services, family members, and disability/senior advocates. Participants provided insight about end-of-life care decision making and advance planning tools that facilitate planning, and recommendations for easy to understand approaches and materials. What became clear is that people worried about “not having choices,” or being denied the basic human right to decision making, even at the end. There appeared the disintegration of self-determination with confusion about end-of-life treatments, authority of advance planning documents, and personal preferences being ignored. There is no guarantee promises will be kept unless individuals themselves are equipped with a resourcefulness that enables loved ones, friends and medical providers to follow accordingly. Board Resource Center’s work focuses on inclusion of end users as both project focus group participants and primary advisers so outcomes are meaningful. Stakeholders were included in all phases of the project. The final video report will follow in September 2015.

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      • Dignity, Personhood, and the Culture of Medicine


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        Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov (OC, MD, PhD, FRSC) Dr Chochinov discusses how caring implicates our fundamental attitudes towards patients, and the need for dignity and personhood to be prominent on our clinical radar. Dr. Chochinov is Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care; Director, Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit; Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba; CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg This talk was cohosted by Victoria Hospice, Island Health Research, and the University of Victoria's Centre on Aging

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        • Bee Wee: Palliative Care


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          Due to advances in medicine prolonging the lives of those with progressive, life limiting diseases, the need for long-term palliative care has increased. Dr Bee Wee is currently researching end of life care for people with incurable cancer and advanced non-malignant disease, symptom management and rehabilitation, to improve quality of life for patients. Dr Wee is the Head of Palliative Care Research and Development, based at Sir Michael Sobell House in Oxford.

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          • Palliative Care for Patients With Hematologic Malignancies


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            Thomas W. LeBlanc, MD, of Duke University Medical Center and Eric Roeland, MD, FAAHPM, of the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center discuss the use of palliative and hospice care for patients with solid tumors versus hematologic cancers and clinicians’ attitudes.

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            • Older people campaign - Week 3


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              Lesley Grimes, our lead learning development pharmacist, outlines the importance of consultation skills when dealing with older people in your pharmacy practice.

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              • Dying can include a lot of living


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                The vast majority of Americans say what they want at the end of life is to die in their own homes, as comfortable and pain-free as possible. The hospice philosophy is about making sure that a patient's death experience reflects their wishes by supporting one's life to the fullest dignity, regardless how much time remains. In fact, in many cases patients' quality of life can actually improve when they are admitted to hospice at the appropriate time. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7429131-moments-of-life-by-hospice/

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                • Hospice - Loving, Emotional, Spiritual Support


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                  CareSouth Hospice provides support for both the patient, their families and their caregivers. Hospice cares for the whole person and for the needs of those who are touched by end of life, providing pain management and medical care, as well as respite care, emotional care and spiritual care.

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