Latest News

When patients wish for a miracle, tool helps medical staff say 'amen'

Cancer clinicians and a chaplain have developed a new tool to help doctors, nurses and other health-care providers talk to dying patients and families who are, literally, praying for a miracle. The AMEN protocol offers a way to negotiate these challenging conversations to affirm or acknowledge a patient's hope, share the patient's wish with others, continue to educate the patient and family about medical issues, and assure them that their health care team will remain with them throughout the duration of their care, "no matter what."
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • High-dose opioid prescribing continues to climb in Canada

  • Sleep disorders widely undiagnosed in individuals with multiple sclerosis

  • Unemployment for doctoral scientists, engineers below American national average in 2013

  • Mindfulness protects adults' health from the impacts of childhood adversity

  • Epilepsy breakthrough may lead to non-pharmacological therapies

  • To curb violent tendencies, start young

  • Young women involve parent in abortion when anticipating support

  • Everyday discrimination impacts mental health

  • This is your brain on snacks: Brain stimulation affects craving, consumption

  • Largest ever study of awareness during general anesthesia identifies risk factors and consequences

  •