The median age was 78 years, and 59.4% had dependent care needs at ICU admission. ... This might be achieved by mandating a goals-of-care conversation by skilled clinicians, such as palliative care consultants or specially trained hospitalists and
Reddy, MD, a professor and director of the palliative care fellowship program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
They're also tweaking the composition of teams, implementing novel training methods, and working closely with palliative care specialists. ... In the study at Easton, early response by the RRT was associated with more palliative care consults, which
the Safe Harbor Palliative Care Program, which is affiliated with the Birmingham VA Medical Center and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. ... Quill, who also directs the palliative care division at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New
Hospitalists may be best positioned to introduce patients to palliative care and/or hospice options. ... No one enjoys telling a patient it's time to consider palliative care and hospice.
Predictors of early readmission included Medicaid insurance, treatment with thoracentesis only, and discharge to a facility or home health care. ... As MPE represents metastatic disease with poor prognosis, referral to palliative care should occur
Schepp, medical director of palliative care at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. ... Some types of partial DNRs do make clinical sense in a small number of scenarios, said Eva Chittenden, FACP, associate director of the palliative care unit at
Without measures to make hospice accessible earlier in the illness trajectory or efforts to better integrate palliative care services into the care of patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis, greater use of hospice ... A separate article in JAMA
This issue looks at improving transfers between hospitals, providing palliative care to rural patients, and more. ... Few rural hospitals have palliative care specialists, but telemedicine is beginning to fill that gap.
If anyone can make palliative care trendy, it may be surgeon/author Atul Gawande, MD. ... Palliative care experts at the conference also offered their advice on helping patients and families at the end of life with tough decisions regarding hip fracture