Nursing - Early palliative care linked to better survival in patients with advanced lung cancer
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   Early palliative care linked to better survival in patients with advanced lung cancerEarly palliative care linked to better survival in patients with advanced lung cancer
 
Early palliative care is associated with better survival in patients with advanced lung cancer, according to a study by VA Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health and Science University researchers.
 
   Midwives need more support to deliver advice on alcohol consumption in pregnancyMidwives need more support to deliver advice on alcohol consumption in pregnancy
 
A new study funded by the Institute of Alcohol Studies – ‘Alcohol guidelines for pregnant women: Barriers and enablers for midwives to deliver advice’ – highlights the inconsistency in official guidance that led to midwives giving different advice on alcohol consumption in pregnancy.
 
 Study paints clear picture of the staffing levels of nurses at nursing homes
 
Study paints clear picture of the staffing levels of nurses at nursing homesResearchers who analyzed payroll-based staffing data for U.S. nursing homes discovered large daily staffing fluctuations, low weekend staffing and daily staffing levels that often fall well below the expectations of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, all of which can increase the risk of adverse events for residents.
 
 
 Prediction system found to be effective at increasing palliative care consultations
 
Prediction system found to be effective at increasing palliative care consultationsPalliative Connect, a trigger system developed at Penn Medicine and powered by predictive analytics, was found to be effective at increasing palliative care consultations for seriously ill patients, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
 
 
 Factors influencing critical care doctors to withdraw life support for patients with brain injury
 
Factors influencing critical care doctors to withdraw life support for patients with brain injuryDecisions to withdraw life support treatments in critically ill patients with severe brain injury are complicated, are based on many factors, and are usually made by critical care physicians and families in the intensive care unit.
 
 
 Mission of UTA associate professor: Preparing nurses to care for aging population
 
Mission of UTA associate professor: Preparing nurses to care for aging populationKathryn Daniel believes nurses, who make up the largest segment of medical workers in the United States, are the backbone of the nation's health care system.
 
 
 American nurses receive just 1 hour of training in handling catastrophic situations
 
American nurses receive just 1 hour of training in handling catastrophic situationsOn average, American colleges and universities with nursing programs offer about one hour of instruction in handling catastrophic situations such as nuclear events, pandemics, or water contamination crises, according to two recent studies co-authored by a nursing professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
 
 
 Nursing home care prices rise faster than other medical care and consumer prices
 
Nursing home care prices rise faster than other medical care and consumer pricesOne of the largest studies on out-of-pocket costs for nursing home care finds prices are high and rising faster than other medical care and consumer prices, reports a team of health policy researchers.