Akemi Shirado Naito

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PURPOSE To clarify the family-perceived necessity of improvement in death pronouncement and explore the potential association between behaviors of physicians and the family-perceived necessity of improvement. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A questionnaire survey was conducted involving 226 bereaved family members of patients who had died at home while receiving(More)
This study investigated the effect of two types of palliative sedation defined using intervention protocols: proportional and deep sedation. We retrospectively analyzed prospectively recorded data of consecutive cancer patients who received the continuous infusion of midazolam in a palliative care unit. Attending physicians chose the sedation protocol based(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the current status of distress screening implementation in Japanese designated cancer hospitals. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This was a cross-sectional observational study. Palliative care team representatives in all designated cancer hospitals in Japan completed an ad hoc questionnaire. Demographic data in(More)
Purpose To investigate the usefulness of screening for patient symptoms as the fifth vital sign using an electronic medical recording system. Patients and methods In the electronic medical recording system, all admitted patients received routine nurse-based assessment of discomfort (defined as any physical symptom) at every vital sign check regarding item(More)
OBJECTIVES Primary aim was to clarify the prevalence and factors associated with the occurrence of deathbed visions, explore associations among deathbed visions, a good death, and family depression. Additional aim was to explore the emotional reaction, perception, and preferred clinical practice regarding deathbed visions from the view of bereaved family(More)
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