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Symptoms of Prolonged Grief Disorder and their Measurements Using Three Self-report Scales

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Although Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) is a mental disorder introduced into both the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—5—Text Revision (DSM-5-RT) and the International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision (ICD-11), the list of symptoms of this disorder in the two classifications differs slightly. In PGD research, the severity of the disorder's symptoms is usually measured using one of three scales: the Prolonged Grief Disorder-13-Revised (PG-... Read More


The Gold Standard for Current Cancer Treatment

Klepper's perspective:

"Elaine and I talked about this. Given the chance to do it over, would she have gone through 3 lines of “gold standard” chemotherapy again, with their profound impacts and the remote chances of success? The tradeoffs between hope and quality of life were simply too great. Her answer was an unequivocal no."

Read more here as Dr. Klepper discusses his perspective on what has been touted as the "gold standard" regarding cancer treatments.


Too Many Advanced Cancer Patients Lack Basic Understanding About Their Disease

Only 5% of Terminally Ill Advanced Cancer Patients Fully Understood Prognosis

Only a small consortium of advanced cancer patients were able to show that they could identify and fully understand their prognosis according to a study led by faculty members from Memorial Sloan Kettering and Weill Cornell Medicine, which aimed to uncover the influence of prognostic discussions on the accuracy of illness understanding.

The open access study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology,... Read More

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