is unlikely to translate into meaningful changes in patterns of health care utilization, costs, and quality of end-of-life care in the ESRD population,” the authors wrote. ... They noted that the article exposes gaps in end-of-life care and raises
In expressing their end-of-life concerns, all reported fearing loss of autonomy. ... ACP officially opposes legalization, saying the practice can undermine patient trust and distract from ongoing efforts to improve end-of-life care.
pain not related to cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care. ... All recommendations are category A (apply to all patients outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care) except recommendation 10 (designated
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.
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
J Palliat Med. 2013;16:1568-74. [PMID: 24151960] doi:10.1089/jpm.2013.0276. Sax P. Should antibiotics be part of end-of-life care? ... 30, 2015. Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or POLST, can help patients and physicians make decisions
The authors also looked at the type and amount of end-of-life care that patients received, according to electronic medical records. ... 38%; P=0.01). Fewer patients receiving early palliative care also received aggressive end-of-life care (33% vs.
Hospital-based physicians may use different nonverbal communication with black vs. white patients, study finds
Hospital-based physicians may use different nonverbal communication but similar verbal communication when speaking with black and white patients about end-of-life care, according to a recent study that examined ... If reflective of actual practice, our
A new report calls for improvements in end-of-life care. ... Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP. Since hospitalists are heavily involved in many of those areas of end-of-life care, ACP Hospitalist recently spoke to one of the report's expert
In this issue, writer Janet Colwell takes a look at some of the different models hospitals have adopted to incorporate neurohospitalist care. ... the care you provide.