Our Medicine section aims to distill scientific research surrounding the end of life. Written by Life Matters Media co-founder, Mary F. Mulcahy, M.D., these articles seek to cut through the data not easily available to non-medical audiences and communicate how this news pertains to patients, the elderly, their families and their caregivers. Much of our source material can be found in this list of palliative and supportive care journals.
Authors: Michael S. Putman, John D. Yoon, Kenneth A. Rasinski,and Farr A. Curlin Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, December 2012 online Intentional Sedation at the End of Life: Not the Norm Palliative sedation therapy is an ethically acceptable means of relieving suffering at the end of life. Symptoms such as pain or anxiety may […]
Authors: Inga T. Lennes MD, MPH, Jennifer S. Temel MD, Christen Hoedt BA, MPH, Ashley Meilleur BS, Elizabeth B. Lamont MD, MS Cancer February 2013 Understanding the Goals of Care The intent of chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer can often be misunderstood by patients. The goals of care may be for curative intent, prolongation […]