NEW: Find great deals on the latest gadgets and more in the ScienceDaily Store!
Patient Education and Counseling News
September 30, 2016

Latest Headlines
updated 9:28pm EDT

More Patient Education and Counseling News
September 30, 2016

Is It Okay for a Doctor to Attend a Patient's Funeral?

Sep. 22, 2016 — New research has shed light on how many doctors are attending the funerals of their patients and the reasons behind their choice. The researchers say more needs to be done within the medical ... read more

Early Palliative Care Improves Coping, Quality of Life for Patients With Incurable Cancers

Sep. 7, 2016 — A randomized clinical trial found that introducing palliative care shortly after a diagnosis of certain metastatic cancers greatly increases a patient's coping abilities, as well as overall ... read more

'Mystery Shopper' Study Finds Barriers to Palliative Care at Major Cancer Centers

Sep. 7, 2016 — A team of researchers, using a novel approach, found that while many cancer centers offer palliative and supportive care services, patients may face challenges when trying to access ... read more

Family Caregivers for Patients With Cancer Experience High Levels of Anxiety, Depression

Sep. 7, 2016 — A new multi-state survey shows that nearly one-quarter to one-third of family caregivers of patients with high-mortality cancers experience high levels of depression and anxiety ... read more

Nationwide Study Sets Benchmarks for 30-Day Mortality Following Chemotherapy for Breast and Lung Cancer in England

Aug. 30, 2016 — For the first time, English national data on 30-day mortality for patients with breast and lung cancer treated with chemotherapy have been collected and analyzed in order to help clinical teams ... read more

Patients With TB and HIV Should Receive Prompt Coordinated Treatment for Both Conditions

Aug. 11, 2016 — Tuberculosis is a leading killer of people with HIV, and providing therapy for both illnesses simultaneously saves lives, according to new guidelines on the treatment of drug-susceptible TB. ... read more

National Survey Says Many, Not All, Open to Doctors Talking About Guns

July 25, 2016 — In perhaps the first national survey of its kind, two-thirds of people sampled said it is at least sometimes appropriate for health care providers to talk to patients about firearms. The remainder ... read more

Majority of Physicians Have Favorite Patients, Study Finds

July 20, 2016 — Physicians like the majority of their patients, but a majority like some more than others, a study indicates. This study is thought to be among the first to explore the positive aspects of ... read more

Communication Breakdown? Mismatch in Expectations About Prognosis in Advanced Cancer

July 14, 2016 — Advanced cancer patients report far more optimistic expectations for survival prognosis than their oncologists, due to patients' misunderstanding of their oncologists' clinical ... read more

Effect of Palliative Care-Led Meetings for Families of Patients With Chronic Critical Illness

July 5, 2016 — Among families of patients with chronic critical illness, the use of palliative care-led informational and emotional support meetings compared with usual care did not reduce anxiety or depression ... read more

Quality of End Life Care for Patients With Different Illnesses

June 26, 2016 — Families reported better quality of end-of-life care for patients with cancer or dementia than for patients with end-stage renal disease, cardiopulmonary failure or frailty because patients with ... read more

Empowering Addiction Treatment Patients to Engage in Care May Improve Overall Health

June 22, 2016 — In the first trial of an intervention focused on increasing alcohol and drug treatment patients' engagement in their own health care, researchers found that patients who received six ... read more

June 21, 2016 — A telehealth program is being piloted, which could open the door for patients in rural communities to receive more subspecialized care without traveling long ... read more

Use of Video Decision Aids Increases Advance Care Planning in Hilo, Hawaii

May 23, 2016 — A program encouraging physicians and other providers to discuss with patients their preferences regarding end-of-life care significantly increased the documented incidence of such conversations and ... read more

International Experts Publish Guidelines for Cardiac Rehab in Developing Countries

May 16, 2016 — The cardiac rehab model of care is quite standard in developed countries, and consists of risk factor assessment and management, exercise training, patient education, as well as dietary and ... read more

Palliative Care Viewed as a Stigma, Despite Improving Quality of Life

Apr. 18, 2016 — The term palliative care carries a stigma for patients and their caregivers, who regard it as synonymous with impending death. Education, and possibly a name change, will be necessary to be able to ... read more

Tool to Engage Patients With Chest Pain in Care Decisions Shows Benefits

Apr. 3, 2016 — Patients visiting a hospital emergency department with chest pain who engaged with their physician in shared decision-making using a tool called Chest Pain Choice showed improved knowledge of their ... read more

Improved Patient Outcomes Linked to Specific Health IT Resources in Hospitals

Mar. 31, 2016 — The number of health information technology vendors has increased from 60 to more than 1,000 since 2008. However, many scholars have expressed concerns that such services are flooding the market ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — With new federal legislation set to penalize hospitals and skilled nursing facilitys if rehospitalization of individiuals occurs within 30 days, clinician-researchers highlight potential problems ... read more

Choosing to Die at Home Does Not Hasten Death for Patients With Terminal Cancer

Mar. 28, 2016 — A large study from Japan found that cancer patients who died at home tended to live longer than those who died in ... read more

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Friday, October 9, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Monday, September 28, 2015
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Friday, August 7, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Monday, June 8, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015