Patient Education and Counseling News
March 29, 2017

Latest Headlines
updated 11:29am EDT

More Patient Education and Counseling News
March 29, 2017

Happy Spouse, Happy House

Mar. 17, 2017 — Achieving marital quality could seem daunting, even impossible to any couple, let alone a couple in which one of the partners is dealing with a serious illness. But a new study may hold the answer, ... read more

Experts Develop Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline on Rhinoplasty

Feb. 1, 2017 — The American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation addresses the limited literature and availability of multi-disciplinary clinical practice guidelines accessible to ... read more

Making Health Information and Counselling Understandable for Patients in Germany

Feb. 1, 2017 — Practice guidelines for the health professions have now been developed by ... read more

Medical Assistance in Dying Will Not Increase Health Care Costs in Canada

Jan. 23, 2017 — Providing medical assistance in dying to people in Canada will not increase health care costs, and could reduce spending by between $34.7 and $138.8 million, according to a new research paper. The ... read more

Diabetes Medication Adherence, Language, Glycemic Control in Latino Patients

Jan. 23, 2017 — Newly published research has focused on Latino patients with type 2 diabetes. More than 3.1 million Latinos in the United States have diabetes and require daily medication ... read more

App Improves Medication Adherence for Heart Stent Patients

Jan. 20, 2017 — A tablet computer application helped heart patients with drug-eluting stents take their medications correctly, a study has found. Researchers found that patients in the intervention group had a 10 ... read more

New Study Reveals How Nurse Staffing Levels Link to Patient Outcomes

Dec. 18, 2016 — A new study investigates the links between variations in patient wellbeing and how registered nurses deliver care to their ... read more

Patients Wait Four Months Before Seeking Cancer Diagnosis

Dec. 7, 2016 — Patients wait an average of four months before seeking a cancer diagnosis, researchers report. Some patients waited less than a week before seeing a doctor while others waited three ... read more

Tablet-Based Tool Helps Epilepsy Patients Learn Self-Management Skills

Dec. 2, 2016 — Epilepsy patients who want to learn how to manage their own unique symptoms can now get individualized information via tablet computer through a new research ... read more

Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life, Lessens Symptoms

Nov. 22, 2016 — People living with serious illness who receive palliative care have better quality of life. The study is the first meta-analysis of the effect of palliative care as it relates to patients' ... read more

Three Key Practices in Hospital HR Departments Linked to Exemplary Patient Care

Nov. 7, 2016 — While employee salaries and wages can account for up to 80 percent of the total operating budget in health care organizations, human resources departments in many U.S. hospitals still rely on ... read more

70% of Advanced Cancer Patients Receive Palliative Care Consultation at ESMO Designated Centers

Oct. 8, 2016 — Seven out of ten patients with advanced cancer receive a palliative care consultation at ESMO Designated Centres of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care, according to survey ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — While the goal of filling out end-of-life forms is to let providers know patients’ preferences regarding life-sustaining treatments, the information they contain is often ambiguous, a new study has ... read more

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

Sexual Function Problems Occur After Heart Attack, Disparities Exist Between Men and Women

Aug. 31, 2016 — New research investigates what happens to men's and women's sexual function and relationships after a heart attack in an effort to help clinicians develop better care guidelines for ... 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

GPs' Uncertainty at Dealing With Those Bereaved by Suicide Revealed

Aug. 15, 2016 — Interviews with GPs of parents whose children have died by suicide have revealed a lack of knowledge and confidence on how best to respond to and support those ... read more

Friday, March 17, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Monday, November 7, 2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 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
Monday, February 29, 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
Friday, August 21, 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