comfort care


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Palliative and supportive treatment for patients who are suffering from a terminal illness—e.g., AIDS, cancer—or who have refused life-sustaining treatment; CC is aimed at relieving symptoms, enhancing the quality of remaining life, and easing the dying process

comfort care

Terminal care Palliative and supportive treatment for Pts who are suffering from a terminal illness–eg AIDS, cancer, or who have refused life-sustaining treatment; CC is aimed at relieving symptoms, enhancing the quality of remaining life, and easing the dying process. See DNR, Euthanasia, Hospice, Initiative 119, Kevorkian, Palliative therapy, Physician-assisted suicide.
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Association between physicians' beliefs and the option of comfort care for critically ill patients.
Related to this, I would like to note that the patient should have been transferred from the ICU before the change to comfort care was initiated.
Of the 23 participants who viewed the video, 21 selected a preference for receiving comfort care only.
Among those receiving both the verbal narrative and the video, 87% preferred comfort care, 8% chose limited care, 4% desired life-prolonging care, and 1% were undecided, Dr.
Changing Medicaid regulations to reduce financial incentives for ineffective therapies, yet allow both comfort care and disease-specific care simultaneously, could effect meaningful improvement in end-of-life care.
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Two doctors approach, tell the family that things don't look good, and then explain options ranging from very aggressive treatment to comfort care.
Clarifying their goal of care, whether to "allow nature to take its course" while receiving comfort care, or fighting to live regardless of low odds of success, can guide specific treatment choices.
One could be to just explicitly state that nothing will help achieve the desired goals or results and that comfort care is the "everything" that can be done.
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