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I Don’t Want to Be the One Saying ‘We Should Just Let Him Die’: Intrapersonal Tensions Experienced by Surrogate Decision Makers in the ICU
BACKGROUNDAlthough numerous studies have addressed external factors associated with difficulty in surrogate decision making, intrapersonal sources of tension are an important element of decisionExpand
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Patient race and physicians' decisions to prescribe opioids for chronic low back pain.
Nonwhite patients are less likely than white patients to have their pain adequately treated. This study examined the influence of patient race and patient verbal and nonverbal behavior on primaryExpand
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Oncologist factors that influence referrals to subspecialty palliative care clinics.
PURPOSE Recent research and professional guidelines support expanded use of outpatient subspecialty palliative care in oncology, but provider referral practices vary widely. We sought to exploreExpand
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Perceptions of palliative care among hematologic malignancy specialists: a mixed-methods study.
PURPOSE Patients with hematologic malignancies are less likely to receive specialist palliative care services than patients with solid tumors. Reasons for this difference are poorly understood. Expand
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Fostering better policy adoption and inter-disciplinary communication in healthcare: A qualitative analysis of practicing physicians’ common interests
Purpose In response to limited physician adoption of various healthcare initiatives, we sought to propose and assess a novel approach to policy development where one first characterizes diverseExpand
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Gendering the Gift of Life: Family Politics and Kidney Donation in Egypt and Mexico
ABSTRACT In this article, we demonstrate how living kidney donation is a particularly gendered experience. We draw on anthropologists’ contributions to understanding the globalization of reproductiveExpand
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Living Kidney Donors Who Develop Kidney Failure: Excerpts of Their Thoughts
Background: Psychosocial data about living kidney donors have been collected for almost 5 decades now. To date, however, no study has provided any psychosocial follow-up of donors who developed aExpand
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Rates and Correlates of Health Maintenance Behaviors after Living Kidney Donation
Context and Objective Donating a kidney may provide an opportunity for donors to reevaluate their health maintenance behaviors (eg, regular exercise, smoking cessation, medical checkups). AlthoughExpand
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Improving Pain Management Communication: How Patients Understand the Terms “Opioid” and “Narcotic”
Background/ObjectivesPain specialists often advocate discontinuing use of the term “narcotic,” with the negative connotations it bears for many patients, in favor of the term “opioid.” To contributeExpand
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Elective Surgical Patients as Living Organ Donors: A Clinical and Ethical Innovation
We propose a new model for living organ donation that would invite elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy patients to become volunteer, unrelated living kidney donors. Such donors would be surgicalExpand
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