María Laura Daud

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Providing the highest quality care for dying patients should be a core clinical proficiency and an integral part of comprehensive management, as fundamental as diagnosis and treatment. The aim of this study was to provide expert consensus on phenomena for identification and prediction of the last hours or days of a patient’s life. This study is part of the(More)
Although measuring outcomes is essential to ensuring palliative care effectiveness, there is an absence of properly validated measures in many countries. We undertook a cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Palliative Outcome Scale (POS) into a Spanish (Argentina) language and cultural context. The methodology used a sequence of phases: 1)(More)
BACKGROUND In late-stage palliative cancer care, relief of distress and optimized well-being become primary treatment goals. Great strides have been made in improving and researching pharmacological treatments for symptom relief; however, little systematic knowledge exists about the range of non-pharmacological caregiving activities (NPCAs) staff use in the(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review addresses recent research into drug management of terminal major symptoms such as breathlessness, terminal delirium and death rattle. RECENT FINDINGS High quality evidence on pharmacotherapy at the end of life is lacking. For delirium currently available data demonstrate no clear advantage of use of atypical antipsychotics.(More)
Recent psycho-physiological data supports the concept that hypnotic interventions for pain management are beneficial. The aim of this study was to evaluate pain relief induced through hypnosis in two chronic pain conditions: fibromyalgia (FM) and chronic migraine (CM). Participants were treated during 5 weekly hypnosis sessions, each lasting 60 min. A(More)
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