Methods: The scale of Life Quality, Social Support Inventory, Life Satisfaction Index A(LSIA), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale(HAD), degree of pain (Verbal Report Scale, VRS) and Activities of Daily Living(ADL) were administered in 152 elderly hospitalized terminal patients.
Through briefly analyzing the present situation of the at-the-end-of-the-life care in China has not had the condition of legalizing euthanasia yet, what health care workers can do now is to greatly improve the hospice course to help terminally ill patients to pass their last part of life peacefully and painlessly.
This article review the concept of "sexual system" proposed by B.Graber, and discusses about the causes and manifestations of sexual disorder among the dying patients, especially those cancerpatients. Assessment criteria are proposed to evaluate their sexual disorder.
The following is a discussion of the clinical skills and ethical considerations that health care providers should have when treating terminal patients with cancer.
Reported incidence of death rattle in terminal patients varied between 6 and 92%.
When asked about what ought to be done in these circumstances, the number of respondents who supported the admission of such terminal patients to ICU was halved.
Terminal patients die soon after withholding, even if the therapy is not withdrawn.
Of the responses assessed less than 3 months before death due to cancer, only in patients with breast cancer were low Con A responses seen; in all patient groups the PHA responses decreased in the terminal patients.
Increasingly, decisions to withhold treatment for the terminally ill have received considerable attention in medical, ethical, legal and lay publications.
This study supports the need for health care professionals to become more active in the development of broad professional and individual institutional ethical guidelines in the care of the terminally ill.
Abolishing an oncological emergency in a terminally ill patient will only lead to other complications.
In terminally ill patients cardiac arrest is not a sudden event, but the end of the process of dying and therefore might be anticipated.
The Israeli Bioethical discourse and the Steinberg Report Regarding a proposed Bill of Rights of the Terminally Ill