Search results for "End-of-Life Care"

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Building trust aids decision making in end-of-life care

At the end of the defined time period, Dr. Schwartz said, the family and physician should sit down together to discuss results and plan what should—or should not—happen next. ... In addition, Dr. Schwartz reminded physicians that they should make
August 2007

Mortality, hospitalizations, and end-of-life care improving, Medicare analysis finds

56.8% of these patients at the end of life having at least 1 hospitalization in 2013 compared to 70.5% in 1999. ... These findings may be due to increasing recognition of the importance of hospice and patient-centered care at the end of life, the study
August 2015

MKSAP quiz on end-of-life care

The health care team has arranged a family meeting to address end-of-life care. ... The cornerstone of establishing goals of care in the end-of-life setting is to communicate in a patient-centered, open-ended format.
December 2013

Heart failure

The frequency of hospitalization increased over the year, particularly the last two months of life. ... of life underscores the complexity of the HF [heart failure] journey and illustrates why it is difficult to organize optimal end-of-life care by
June 2019

Penicillin allergies, end-of-life care

Health care transitions during the last three days of life, which the study authors considered a burdensome pattern of care, increased from 10.3% in 2000 to a high of ... The stabilization in rates of ICU use at the end of life should be seen as an
November 2018

Project allows ICU patients, families to personalize dying process

Researchers compiled quantitative data from demographics, processes of care, and scores on the Quality of End-of-Life Care—10 instrument, which were high. ... For families, it created positive memories and individualized end-of-life care for their
July 2015

A systemwide approach to end-of-life care

Q: What led you to focus on end-of-life care as an administrator? ... End-of-life care really has problems with it in so many different ways.
February 2019

Study examines time to death, predictive factors after palliative extubation

Results were published in the June issue of Critical Care Medicine. ... More important is the concept of ‘physiologic age,’ as evidenced by number of comorbidities and hypotension.”.
June 2016

Letter from the Editor

This month's issue features a look at end-of-life care in the ICU, as well as subconscious bias, rapid testing for infectious disease, and more. ... A new year is a good time to tackle a tough task, whether it's losing weight or improving end-of-life
January 2016

DNR decisions by surrogates common, take longer

Later decisions also could reduce the time available to provide end-of-life care. ... The study was published in the July Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
July 2011

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