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This 2008 study assessed location-of-death changes in Canada during 1994-2004, after previous research had identified a continuing increase to 1994 in hospital deaths. The most recent (1994-2004) complete population and individual-level Statistics Canada mortality data were analyzed, involving 1,806,318 decedents of all Canadian provinces and territories(More)
BACKGROUND Transitions often occur suddenly and can be traumatic to both patients with advanced disease and their families. The purpose of this study was to explore the transition experience of older rural persons with advanced cancer and their families from the perspective of palliative home care patients, bereaved family caregivers, and health care(More)
In 1992, 82.2% of deaths in Alberta occurred in acute care hospitals or continuing care facilities. This paper outlines the end-of-life care of adult inpatients who died that year in four such facilities (n = 137). CPR was an infrequent end-of-life treatment modality (2.9%), in stark contrast to the extensive use of other medical technologies. Almost every(More)
One hundred and twelve pregnant women who were diagnosed depressed were randomly assigned to a group who received group Interpersonal Psychotherapy or to a group who received both group Interpersonal Psychotherapy and massage therapy. The group Interpersonal Psychotherapy (1h sessions) and massage therapy (20 min sessions) were held once per week for 6(More)
BACKGROUND The place of death is of considerable interest now, yet few studies have determined public preferences for place of end-of-life (EOL) care or final days of life. OBJECTIVE A survey was designed to answer three questions: (1) What are public preferences for the place of last days? (2) Is this place preference related to socio-demographic and(More)
BACKGROUND Studying where people die across countries can serve as an evidence base for health policy on end-of-life care. This study describes the place of death of people who died from diseases indicative of palliative care need in 14 countries, the association of place of death with cause of death, sociodemographic and healthcare availability(More)
BACKGROUND Intensive care unit (ICU) core measures that target the prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in ventilated ICU patients are underway across the United States. Implementation often requires additional personnel to educate providers and collect the data. We hypothesized that use of(More)
OBJECTIVES To measure 1-year post-hip fracture functional recovery, health-related quality of life (HRQL), and mortality in nursing home residents. DESIGN Prospective longitudinal cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Ambulatory nursing home residents with or without impaired cognition consecutively admitted with hip fracture to three Canadian(More)