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
One is EPEC (Education on Palliative and End-of-life Care), which is for the general physician. ... Effective communication about end-of-life care may also reduce costs. Best practices in discussing goals of care include sharing prognostic information,
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
This determination can have a very real effect on how much patients end up paying for their care and whether or not they will qualify for Medicare coverage of a nursing ... End-of-life care is the focus of our MKSAP test questions, as well.
While at St. John's, Dr. Jones was introduced to the hospital's palliative care program, which offered mostly comfort and end-of-life care. ... Jones—they overwhelmingly support the Home Palliative Care program. “Palliative care allows patients a
Participants then discuss the patient and his preferences and values at the end of life before requesting small, joyful wishes. ... Clinicians and managers said that having enthusiastic champions, prioritizing improved end-of-life care, and having a
The results show high rates of hospital readmission from PAC facilities at the end of life, which may lead to lower-quality end-of-life care for these patients and higher ... The findings “could inform conversations with patients near the end of life
In her Journal of Hospital Medicine article, Dr. Best also recommended initiating a discussion about end-of-life preferences, including determining whether the patient would want aggressive intervention. ... Homeless folks, unless they know you and trust
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
Hospitalists struggle with end-of-life-care disputes. ... Dr. Luce, who has been looking at patterns in California malpractice cases related to end-of-life care, has found them to be split about evenly.