Unpaid caregivers and family members spend more than 100 hours a month, on average, assisting elderly people with dementia who live in the community and not in residential care or nursing homes, according to a new study. The time commitment was significantly higher than for similar caregivers who helped elderly people without dementia, who themselves put in an average 73 hours each month

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Authors asked physician trainees in internal medicine how they reacted and responded to ethical challenges arising in the context of perceived futile treatments at the end of life and how these challenges contribute to moral distress

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For trauma workers like Jonathan Bartels, a nurse who has worked in emergency care and palliative care, witnessing death over and over again takes a toll. Over time, they can become numb or burned out

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Ethicists can step in. It’s not uncommon for nursing staff to report moral distress after administering palliative sedation to a patient who dies shortly afterward. With comments from our Cynda Rushton

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The Ebola epidemic in West Africa may be fading, but its impact on mental health could linger for years. Survivors are often haunted by traumatic memories and face rejection by society when they return home, and those who never contracted the disease may grieve for lost relatives or struggle to cope with extreme anxiety

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A Q&A with our Cynda Hylton Rushton about new guidelines for ethically managing clinicians’ conscientious objections in critical care settings

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We are launching a national dialogue with nurses to understand the contours of the ethical challenges that face the profession. Join the conversation and share your insights and experiences

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Into Compassionate Action. Our Cynda Rushton presents a 1-hour webinar with a framework for ethical clinical practice

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